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TRAI issues consultation paper on market structure competition in cable TV sector – trai issues consultation paper on market structure competition in cable TV sector

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TRAI issues consultation paper on market structure competition in cable TV sector – trai issues consultation paper on market structure competition in cable TV sector

New Delhi, Oct 25 (PTI) The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Monday issued a consultation paper on issues related to market structure and competition in cable television services and invited comments from stakeholders.

TRAI said in a statement that this step has been taken after a reference from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

TRAI said the ministry had sought its recommendations on December 12, 2012, on issues relating to monopoly in cable TV services and monopoly in the market.

After a due deliberative process, the Authority issued recommendations thereon on November 26, 2013.

The Authority said, “Trai has received a reference dated 19th February, 2021 from the Ministry in the same manner as the earlier reference, which states that a considerable time has elapsed since the recommendations were made and the media and entertainment (M&E) ) The landscape has changed a lot, especially with the advent of new digital technologies in this area.”

“And, therefore, the Ministry felt that certain issues require further consideration by the Authority and may give fresh recommendations on the subject keeping in view the gradual developments/expansion in the media and entertainment sector,” the regulator said.

TRAI said that keeping this in mind, a consultation paper has been issued on issues related to market structure, competition in cable TV services.

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