Telecom news roundup: I&B Ministry sets to make MSOs accountable for digitisation data

I&B Ministry sets to make MSOs accountable for digitisation data

The Information and Broadcasting (I & B) Ministry has started amendments in the Cable Rules which will make multi-system operators accountable for the information they provide about the progress made in digitising cable services, reports Economic Times.[source].

The MSOs which will fail to comply with ministry guidelines have to face penal action, which could even amount to cancellation of the license of an operator.

Government to consider load on Banks & international pacts regarding spectrum price

Telecom players may have some sense of relief as the government will take into account lending capacity of banks and impacts its decision on international arbitration while taking the final call on matters related to spectrum price.

According to a news report published on ET, Finance & Telecom  are working on a tripartite agreement to facilitate financing of payment for spectrum auction. The provision to mortgage airwaves for loan is one of the point of discussion for EGoM on Monday.

DoT seeks Law Ministry viewpoint on TTSL – Idea issue

Telecom Ministry will seek an opinion from the Law Ministry on the alleged violation of licence conditions by Tata Group after it gets a report from the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA),reports ET.

The dispute between the two groups started after Tatas, who were joint venture partners in Aditya Birla group-led Idea Cellular, started their CDMA operations. Aditya Birla group had alleged that TTSL and TTML were offering services in some areas overlapping that of Idea Cellular.