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Release of Draft Recommendations on ‘Provisions of IPTV Services’

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The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India released draft recommendations on provision of IPTV services.

Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) is a new method of delivering and viewing television programs using an IP network and high speed broad-band technology. It is rapidly becoming a value added service in many countries. The fast fast development in telecom technologies, enormous capabilities of IP platform and increasing digitalisation in broadcasting sector is driving services like IPTV.

The issue of provisioning of IPTV services has been in the limelight for some time. Since telecom service providers having Unified Access Services license (UASL) and Cellular Mobile Telephony Service (CMTS) License are permitted to provide triple play service, they can also provide IPTV services, as it is within ambit of triple play services. ISPs having net worth of more than INR 10 million are permitted to provide IPTV services after obtaining permission from the licensor.

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