Choose your bill for TV viewing from February 1

New Delhi: From February 1, consumers can choose their monthly bill of TV channel viewing according to their choice as the new Direct-to-Home (DTH) tariff will come into effect from that date.

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairman RS Sharma on Tuesday said the February 1 deadline for the implementation of the new tariff regime will not be extended.

“All DTH operators and multi-system operators have prepared a system to connect with consumers and accept their choices,” Sharma said.

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“About 70 per cent of consumers of some DTH operators have migrated to the new tariff regime,” he added.

Furthermore, all operators have opened call centres to address the grievances of consumers. The TRAI’s call centre is also operational for addressing grievances, he said.

For regulation of over-the-top (OTT) services like Whatsapp and Facebook, the TRAI has come up with a consultation paper.

Telecom service providers say there is a regulatory imbalance between OTT providers and telecom service providers on same services. A decision on this will be taken by the end of February, Sharma added.


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