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TRAI extends time to receive comments on STB interoperability consultation paper

The last date is now 18 December.

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MUMBAI: TRAI has extended the deadline for receiving comments on the consultation paper ‘Interoperability of Set Top Box (STB)’ for digital TV broadcasting services by 10 days till 18 December. Earlier, the deadline for the same was 9 December.

The consultation paper was issued by TRAI on 11 November.

“TRAI had issued a consultation paper on "Interoperability of Set Top Box (STB)" for digital TV broadcasting services on 11 November 2019. The last date for receiving written comments from the stakeholders was fixed as 9 December and thereafter counter comments by 23 December. The stakeholders have sought extension of time for sending their comments on the Consultation Paper,” the regulatory body said in a statement.

“In view of this, it has been decided to extend the last date for submission of written comments up to 18 December and counter comments by 30 December. No further request for extension would be entertained,” the statement added.

The consultation paper was issued with a view to eliciting responses from all the stakeholders for suggesting the best solution to implement the interoperability of STB.

The paper provided a brief overview of various available options and technical solutions for achieving interoperability of STB. It sought responses with detailed justifications for suggesting most optimal and cost-effective solution.

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