Petition challenging TRAI tariff on 8 Dec
Hello friends… we are back with some more exciting news regarding the TRAI order for the television services provided to commercial subscribers. Read below to know more about the hearing and amendment order by Supreme Court.
The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) have heard the petition challenging DAS tariff orders by the Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) on 8th December 2014. The DAS traffic order was issued by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) in July month of this year, relating to commercial subscribers.
The hearing was supposed to be on 5 December but because the bench was busy with another case, the hearing was postponed to 8th December 2014.
The last hearing of the petition was in October, the IBF representative ‘’ Abhishek Malhotra’’, had wanted to file a replication to the response filed by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India regarding following notice in September.
In the tariff orders of TRAI, it had said all the commercial installations, which do not charge their clients for providing television programmes to them and offer these services as part of amenities, must be treated as an ordinary guest or subscribers wherein the television basis charges would be applied.
In those cases where commercial establishments specifically charge its subscribers for showing television programmes, then the tariff which is applied to the client would be based on a mutual agreement signed between the broadcaster and the commercial consumer.
In TRAI order it is also mentioned that the commercial client would have to obtain television services from distribution platform operators only. Such operators are DTH operators, IPTV operator, HITS operators and Multiple System Operator.
According to the instructions of the Supreme Court in order to tariff revision, these changes to the regulatory framework not only to avail the well-TV services to commercial customers, but also the television services will be available to them at competitive rates.