India Telecom regulator issues guidelines for mobile TV


Posted by on January 25, 2008  /  0 Comments

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Wednesday (Jan 23) recommended guidelines for rolling out mobile television services to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry on various issues related to licensing and technology.

TRAI has suggested that the choice of broadcasting technology should be left to the service providers but should be recognised by an authorised body.

There are broadly two routes for providing mobile television services. One is operated by using the telecom network with spectrum already allotted to Unified Access Service License (UASL) and Cellular Mobile Telephone Service (CMTS) licensees, and the other using broadcasting method using separate spectrum.

According to TRAI, telecom operators with CMTS or UASL licenses will not require any further licence or permission for offering mobile television services on their own network using the frequency or spectrum already allotted to them.

Read the full story in ‘The Hindustan Times’ here.

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