TRAI Released Draft Telecommunication (Broadcasting & Cable) Services Interconnection (Addressable Systems) (Amendment) Regulations

TRAI Released Draft Telecommunication (Broadcasting & Cable) Services Interconnection (Addressable Systems) (Amendment) Regulations

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has released the Draft Telecommunication (Broadcasting and Cable) Services Interconnection (Addressable Systems) (Amendment) Regulations, 2019.

TRAI issued a Cosultation Paper on Interconnection framework for Broadcasting TV Services distributed through Addressable Systems on 4 May 2016. This consultation process resulted in notification of the Telecommunication (Broadcasting and Cable) Services Interconnection (Addressable Systems) Regulations, 2017, dated 3 March 2017. During the consultation undertaken to prepare the audit manual, TRAI noticed certain comments and observations that reflect some issues in the Schedule III of the Interconnection Regulations 2017.

TRAI has amended the Schedule III of Telecommunication (Broadcasting and Cable) Services Interconnection (Addressable Systems) Regulations, 2017.

The Authority said, a Draft Regulation related to this amendment has been issued on Digital Rights Management Systems, Transactional Capacity of Conditional Access System (CAS) & Subscriber Management System (SMS), Fingerprinting support for Overt & Covert Fingerprinting in Set Top Boxes and Watermarking of Network Logo by Distribution Platform Operators (DPO).

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is now seeking comments & counter-comments of all stakeholders by 9 September 2019.

The comments may be sent, preferably in electronic form to Sh. Anil Kumar Bhardwaj, Advisor (B&CS), Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, on the e-mail:- advbcs-2@trai.gov.in or sapna.sharma@trai.gov.in. For any clarification / information, Sh. Anil Kumar Bhardwaj, Advisor (B&CS) may be contacted at Tel. No.: +91-11-23237922, Fax: +91-11-23220442.

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