Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) News & Updates

sivanbalaji

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TRAI should look into the Quality of Service (QoS) in terms of Audio/Video quality. To improve that TRAI should mandate the service provider to display their video/audio bit rate and coding method using display/info button on remote.TRAI should mandate that the contents are passed on to the STB w/o any changes in the aspect ratio and quality of video/audio by the content providers and broadcasters (DTH/IPTV/CAS). The aspect ratio has to be determined by the STB if the connected TV is digital and by the user if the connected TV is analogue. There should be a pass through option too in case of digital interface. Now the aspect ratio is being determined by the content providers or broadcasters (DTH/IPTV/CAS). Thats why we are viewing a content in letter box (black band on top and bottom) even in wide screen TVs.Regarding HD STB's migration to 1080p, I think, there will not be a quick migration from 1080i to 1080p as it is happening now from SD to 1080i. World wide HD broadcasting is done in 1080i only, as far as I know. 1080p is distributed only through Blu-ray.
 

RajRT

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TRAI/MIB now its time to allow Adult Channels :) on CAS & DTH (because now parents can restrict kids to watch selected channels).
 

RajRT

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#3 : Please insure the interoperability of set-top, so customers can change service provider without changing the hardware.
 


RajRT

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TRAI Please instruct service providers to : provide technical details of each channels like Video : 720p /1080i /1080p.............. Audio: Mono/ Stereo /5.1.................
 

vipi

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as per trai instructions customers can change there operator without changing stb box. as per a news channel that is also a big scam. but after a short news that is stopped. now its the time to ask trai and our govt. why not they have not taken any action against these companies.

ARTICLE-7
TECHNICAL STANDARDS AND OTHER OBLIGATIONS

7.1 The Open Architecture (non-proprietary) Set Top Box, which will ensure technical compatibility and effective interoperability among different DTH service providers, shall have such specifications as laid down by the Government from time to time.

7.2 The Licensee shall ensure subscriber’s interests though a Conditional Access System (CAS), which is compatible with an open Architecture (non-proprietary) Set Top Box

7.3 The Licensee shall ensure subscriber’s interests through a Subscriber Management System (SMS) for an efficient, responsive and accurate billing and collection system.

7.4 The Licensee shall not use any equipment, which is identified as unlawful.

7.5 All content provided by the DTH platform to the subscribers, irrespective of its source, shall pass through the encryption and conditional access system, located within the Earth Station, situated on Indian soil.

7.6 The Licensee shall provide access to various content providers/channels on a non-discriminatory basis.

7.7 The Licensee shall adhere to any guidelines/regulations which may be laid down by the Licensor in the interest of consumer such as pricing of bouquet(s) or tier(s) of channels, etc

7.8 The Licensee shall carry channels of Prasar Bharati on the most favourable financial terms offered to any other channel

Guidelines for DTH operators in INDIA

these are the guidelines for dth operators in india.
 

vipi

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my mail to Trai DOT and Home Minister

Sir,


I have some questions against TRAI Consultation Paper on dated 20-Aug-2010.


Let us get this right first, Trai is not using this consultation to promote interoperability at all, The published paper is all about why there should not be interoperability.

It is a well known fact that DTH licence regulation in India mandated the use of open architecture STBs , every operator who applied for those licences knew that very well, TRAI does not even bother to explain or ask, why they were not followed in the first place.


Does TRAI ask for opinion of Competition Commission of India, which according to reports have already found the DTH operators of Voilating the competition rules

Now the question is not if those STBs are interoperable or not, THe question is are they open or not, If they are open then they will be interoperable in due time,

Every STB in the market today is very well capable of tuning broadcast from DD-Direct+, IT can be seen that these boxes are deliberately locked and customers are blocked from watching the DD-Direct+ channels, SO since there is no interoperability issue with DD-Direct+, why is trai not asking the DTH operators to unblock those STBs ? Especially when there is clear provision in the 2007 regulation that the boxes shall not be blocked.


Most channels we watch everyday are FTA channels from C-BAND transponders of various satellites, All boxes can tune these channels, But then every DTH operator has blocked the entire tuning facility of the STBs, Why is trai silent about that?


Why should TRAI worry about the cost of STBs and CAMs , The dth operators must be forced to sell their CAMs and Cards compatible with any receiver, which has a CI slot of prescribed standard, If someone prefers to use his own STB, let him pay for it and it is for him to decide what he wants to watch, If he want to watch MPEG-4 or Mpeg-2 let him decide, If TRAI has any sincerity and good faith in this matter it should mandate all DTH operators to offer CAMs and Cards for consumers who want it, Otherwise as usual we can safely consider this as another EYEWASH to cheat Indian public and steal their hard earned money and pay the DTH operators, It is high time consumer organisations started some compaign to BYCOT THOSE DTH OPERATORS who insist on their own STB to provide service.


The DTH operators are on their part cheating both the Govt and Public, On one hand they keep crying that they loose money on providing STB to public, ON the other hand they will not allow the consumer to buy his own box, It can be clearly seen that they are only trying to cheat and tie up the consumer to them and force the public to stay with their dismal service.


I really find it interesting that TRAI has shed a lot of crocodile tears and spend a lot of energy to prove that the so-called “value added services” of DTH operators will not be compatible to each other, Well so what, What if a consumer does not need any Value-added service and like me , just wants to watch TV channels, Why is the service which I do not want forced on me? All I say is let me buy an STB of my choice from open market, I will buy one with a CI slot as per the prescribed standard, and I want the dth opertor to sell or hire me a CAM and card for his service, So if I do not want the service, I can simply return the CAM and card and finish the matter for ever, That is the way it should be for me.


Some customers would like the active services etc… of course, they can take the STB from the DTH operator and use it,


The other problem which is discussed is the EPG for those who want it, Trai should have set some standard for those too, They can stull do it, like the ETSI standard for Europe EPGs

Once such a standard is fixed, any receiver which complies with that format can easily display the EPG, If some dth operator wants to add his picture or ads and some consumer likes it, He can actually take the STB from the service provider,


It is useless discussion and I feel it is a ploy to finally find that interoperability is not possible, The whole thing is a scam and this consultation will not be of any use to the public, Finally TRAI will find it is not possible to have interoperability and that condition will be removed, This exercise is nothing more than a staged act to do it as per DTH operators wish.


IF YOU HAVE MONEY AND INFLUENCE You can get away doing whatever you want in this country. IT is the average working man like us who will have to suffer.


The Govt has no intention whatsoever to protect the interest of Indian Public at large. I will be closely watching the results of this to see if that theory is right or wrong.


I think i will get back a feedback soon.


Regards

Vipan Kumar
 


RajRT

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Pls. Ask DTH service providers to give 'energy efficiency ratings' (BEE Star Energy Efficiency Labels) for all the STBs.
 

soodgautam

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Did not get it ....what are you trying to tell ???CVC is investigating TRAI's working ....when and how ??And how come you got this mail ? :) (if i may ask so)
 

Sushubh

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i often get such mails from random people. probably as a FYI. if i was doing 'investigative journalism', i would probably enjoy these emails more.

i guess admin@broadbandforum.in is added to someone's list of email addresses related to telecom complaints.
 

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