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    Trai to make sure your DTH reception is top class

    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...ow/1716411.cms

    NEW DELHI: In an attempt to address concerns of DTH subscribers, telecom regulator Trai on Friday initiated a consultation process to look into issues such as quality of service, interconnection and interoperability of set-top-boxes across different service providers.

    Trai has, however, decided against looking into tariffs: “This issue (of tariff) should be looked at after some time when the impact of the competition in general, and impact of roll out of the CAS in cable TV in particular can be assessed,” the regulator said.

    At present, apart from Doordarshan which provides free to air channels, there are two other DTH service providers for pay channels — Dish Tv and TataSky while two more have obtained license to commence operation. Justifying the move for a consultation process, Trai said that there are issues regarding the quality of the service to consumers as well as certain problems being faced by the direct-to-home operators and the broadcasters that are to be addressed.

    Trai has also pointed out that another major issue that should be looked into was interoperability of set-top boxes across different service providers. It has asked stakeholders to give their comments on whether technical interoperability should be retained or whether it should be replaced by commercial interoperability.

    While interconnection for DTH is already, the reverse obligations regarding ‘must carry’ as well as issues relating to standardisation of agreements have not yet been addressed and these have been raised in the consultation process, Trai added.

    Additionally, the regulator has also asked stakeholders to state whether quality of service standards can be voluntarily evolved by the service providers concerned.
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    this is what we were asking TRAI to take note of interconnection and interoperability

    Now they are thinking about it.......... read this..

    http://sifybroadband.techwhack.com/646/dth-services/

    Telecom Regulatory Authority of India wants to regulate DTH services

    The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has said that they want to regulate the DTH services present in the country.

    TRAI said that it wants to keep a check on interconnection, set-top boxes and quality of DTH services so as to ensure that the customers get what they are paying for.

    They have now issued a consultation paper on the subject and have asked the stakeholders to send in their comments not later than March 20.

    TRAI added that problems are likely to come up related to services provided by DTH providers as it becomes popular around the country.

    The paper released by the authority said: “It has been seen in the recent past that there has been some competition between the two DTH service providers as well as between DTH and cable. Competitive packages and offers have been made by all the service providers one year back when the consumer had virtually no choice and options. Considering these developments, it has been decided that these issues should be looked at after some time when the impact of the competition in general, and the impact of the CAS (conditional access system) roll-out for cable TV in particular can be assessed. Accordingly, the tariff issues have not been posed for consultation at present.”

    We surely need some authority to keep an eye on this industry. Consumers are suffering due to locked Set Top Box supplied by the DTH providers in the country. They are not allowed to buy a third party STB and a unit provided by Tata Sky is unlikely to work with Dish TV services.
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