TRAI directs broadcasters, DPOs to report registration details in 30 days
MUMBAI: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued an order directing all broadcasters and distribution platform operators (DPOs) to report the details of their registration number, validity, service area, etc. in the service provider portal hosted on TRAI website.
DPOs include multi system operators (MSOs), direct to home (DTH) operators, headend in the sky (HITS), and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) and local cable operators (LCOs). Further, MSOs, HITS, and IPTV operators have been requested to ensure that their linked LCOs upload their details on the portal.
As per the regulation 19 of the Interconnection Regulation 2017 every service provider is required to report, its name, address, contact number, email address and licence/permission/ registration details issued by the central government on the website specified by the authority.
As per the TRAI order dated 16th August, service providers (broadcasters and DPOs) are required to enter their details in the service provider portal within thirty days. If the service provider has already entered details earlier, they are required to update the details in thirty days. The URL of the service provider portal for reporting the information to the authority is www.spp.trai.gov.in.