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TRAI to levy financial disincentives for violating QoS norms for DAS

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NEW DELHI: The Telecom Authority of India (TRAI) plans to levy financial incentives on non-compliant multi-system operators and local cable operators by amending the Standards of Quality of Service (Digital Addressable Cable TV Systems) Regulations.



Information and Broadcasting Ministry sources told indiantelevision.com that the aim was to ensure transparent business practices and promote efficiency in order to help the consumer.



 TRAI had released a consultation paper in August for amending the QoS Regulations of 2012, and the replies received by stakeholders and consumers is currently under examination.



 The sources said that the government’s decision to digitise the cable TV network is an enabler to protect the interests of the consumers and for the government to realise designated revenue from the sector.   



 The QoS Regulations lay down quality of norms to be adhered to by the service providers, which include the norms for billing of subscribers of DAS Cable TV systems, issue of receipt for every payment made by a subscriber etc.

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