CASBAA urges India: Digitize more and regulate less

In a submission to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), CASBAA told the TRAI it should move aggressively to stimulate digitization of the Indian cable TV market, to solve a host of problems including non-transparency and capacity limits. Meanwhile, TRAI should not jump to the conclusion that comprehensive rate regulation is required in India. Recent court decisions have mandated that the market be examined for evidence of market failure, not that heavy regulation should be continued. CASBAA notes that “growing, energetic and consumer-friendly competition” now characterizes the Indian pay-TV market.

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