TRAI seeks views on Mobile TV services

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New Delhi, Sep 18: As Doordarshan has already launched its mobile TV service in Delhi, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) today released a consultation paper on issues relating to the new service and the technology.

TRAI recommendations had been sought by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on various issues relating to mobile television services under which television content can be provided to subscribers on handheld or portable devices such as mobile phones through the mobile telecommunications networks or by using the broadcasting technologies.

The main issues on which comments have been sought are; preferred technology for mobile television service, preference for satellite/ terrestrial system, spectrum requirements for analogue/ digital/ mobile TV terrestrial broadcasting, methodology for frequency spectrum allocation, eligibility conditions for grant of license, net-worth requirements Besides, the limits for FDI and portfolio investment, the tenure of license, license fee -revenue share system or any other system and also about licenses on national/ regional/ city basis are also the vital matters on which repsonses of the stakeholders have been sought.

The issues on which the Ministry wants TRAI advice are international practice, eligibility criteria, net-worth requirement, foreign direct and indirect investment levels, technology to be adopted, revenue sharing, entry fees, bank guarantee, and spectrum to be used.


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