TRAI recommends infra sharing among DPOs, asks MIB to make suitable amendments


30 Mar 2017
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MUMBAI: India’s television distribution sector could soon have infrastructure sharing among multi-system operators (MSOs), local cable operators (LCOs), headend-in-the-sky (HITS) operators and direct-to-home (DTH) service providers run on a voluntary basis, a move that would reduce capital expenditure, lower entry barriers for new players and provide more bandwidth for niche channels to reach targeted customers. While recommending infrastructure sharing among the distribution platform operators (DPOs), the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has asked the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) to make suitable amendments to licence conditions. TRAI on Wednesday recommended infrastructure sharing between MSOs/ LCOs and HITS operators, and among DTH service providers to allow optimum utilisation of valuable resources like spectrum and reduce the entry barrier in the distribution sector. Read more at: |