NTO 2.0 implementation cannot be delayed: TRAI to HC
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has told the Bombay High Court that it cannot delay the implementation of the new tariff order amendments (NTO 2.0) which has been challenged by broadcasters under the banner of Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF).
The HC asked TRAI if the implementation of NTO 2.0 which was scheduled for 1st March cannot be rescheduled as it may not be possible to resolve the dispute in such a short span of time between the regulator and broadcasters.
The TRAI counsel orally communicated that it will not defer the implementation unless broadcasters agree to file Reference Interconnect Order (RIOs) adhering to tariff amendments.
The Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF), Star India, Sony Pictures Networks India, ZEEL, Viacom18, Disney India, Asianet Star Communications , NGC Networks India, TV18, and The Film and Television Producers Guild of India.