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TDSAT accepts assurance by Malwa MSO of meeting legitimate demands of a group of LCOs in Malwa

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New Delhi, 12 March: The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal, which had earlier this month asked the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India why there were no other multisystem operators in the Malwa area, has taken note of an assurance by Fastway Transmission Pvt Ltd that it will ensure that all lawful and legitimate grievances of the petitioner LCOs are fully redressed.

The Tribunal put off to 21 March a petition by the New Malwa Cable Operator Sangh, Punjab.

Asking the regulator to ‘ponder over and address’ this question, the Tribunal dismissed a petition by another body of LCOs, the Malwa Cable Operators Sangharsh Committee seeking cable TV signals.

It had said the rejection of the petition by the Committee seeking signals from Fastway was “not due to any lacuna in the law”.

“It is because there is no one other than the respondent to whom these LCOs may go for supply of signals. How and why such a situation has arisen is a question for the Regulator to ponder over and to address,” Chairman Aftab Alam and members Kuldip Singh and B B Srivastava said in their judgment.

 

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