TRAI revises timetable for move to digital cable in IndiaWednesday, February 23rd, 2011
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has revised the schedule for cable TV operators in India to move to digital, after concerns were raised about the required speed of infrastructure roll-out, and the availability of set-top boxes.
|Phase||Area suggested by TRAI||Ministry’s proposal||Revised timelines recommended by TRAI|
|Phase-I||Four metros of Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai||31st March 2012||31st December, 2011|
|Phase-II||Cities with population of more than one million||31st March, 2013||31st December, 2012|
|Phase-III||All urban areas (Municipal Corp./Municipalities)||30th November, 2014||31st December, 2013|
|Phase-IV||Rest of India||31st March, 2015||31st December, 2013|
Phase IV could be extended to 30th June 2014 if necessary.
More: TRAI’s response to the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting
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