The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Friday launched an modification to interconnection rules of 2017 which supplies for a framework for technical compliance of conditional entry system (CAS) and subscriber administration system (SMS) for the broadcasting and cable sector.
“The framework is included as schedule IX within the Interconnection Rules, 2017. The operationalisation and oversight of the framework shall be carried out all through a testing and certification company, which shall be prescribed by the authority later,” the regulator stated.
The TRAI stated the technical framework is step one to outline an indigenous set of specs in keeping with worldwide requirements, and it’s anticipated to carry “a number of necessary advantages” to the tv broadcasting sector in addition to the customers.
“A tightly synchronized working of the CAS and SMS, as specified by the framework will allow factual reporting of subscriber base and so forth.
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This can scale back the income loss to stakeholders on account of faulty subscription reporting, the regulator stated.
“Higher assurance of due income, in flip, might encourage the stakeholders to take a position for additional enchancment in high quality of content material and repair thereby benefiting the top customers,” it added.
The TRAI stated the technical framework will usher in “higher content material safety” within the distribution worth chain.
“This, in flip, shall give confidence to the worldwide content material developer neighborhood and can pave the way in which for elevated availability of higher high quality, high-definition content material to Indian tv viewers,” it stated.
The TRAI stated the framework will enhance end-to-end compliance and scale back litigations among the many service suppliers.
“Sub-standard CAS and SMS additionally render the distribution community weak to hacking and content material piracy,” it stated.
(With PTI inputs)