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We are not anti-bundling, but want to give consumers choice: Trai chairman

'I don't believe there is no transparency', said Trai Chairman R S Sharma

Trai Chairman R S Sharma

Trai Chairman R S Sharma | Illustration: Ajay Mohanty

Vanita Kohli-Khandekar
On February 1, a new tariff order of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) comes into force. It directs the hows, whats and wheres of the relationship between broadcasters and TV signal distributors such as multi-system operators (MSOs), cable operators and direct-to-home (DTH) players. Vanita Kohli-Khandekar spoke to Trai Chairman R S Sharma on issues surrounding the tariff order. Edited excerpts:

What was the trigger for this tariff order?
We began the process of digitisation in 2011, which was completed by 2017. It solved the problem of capacity but still nobody knew who was watching what. In a (2015)

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First Published: Jan 30 2019 | 2:00 AM IST

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