India’s telecommunications regulator has recommended that internet protocol television (IPTV) should not fall under cable TV legislation, clearing the way for telecoms operators to launch IPTV services.
Under India’s Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act of 1995 cable operators have to adhere to certain technology standards.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) said it wanted to remove that obligation for IPTV operators, as well as the need to ensure that IPTV set-top boxes can receive free-to-air television channels. IPTV services will be regulated via telecommunications licences and legislation.
Trai’s proposal is likely to be resisted by Indian cable operators who have lobbied to keep IPTV services within the remit of the 1995 Act.
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