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TDSAT adjourns DTH CPE matter to 29 July

MUMBAI: The Telecom Disputes
Settlement & Appellate Tribunal
(TDSAT) has adjourned the direct-to-
home (DTH) customer premises
equipment (CPE) case to 29 July.
The matter was adjourned as the
petitioners, namely DTH Association,
Videocon d2h and Sun Direct, wanted
more time to file their rejoinders.
In the earlier hearing, the Telecom
Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)
had filed its reply in the matter.
Videocon d2h had filed its rejoinder
while the DTH Association was
expected to file its rejoinder in three
The DTH Association, Videocon d2h and
Sun Direct had appealed TRAI’s tariff
order for CPE that capped the
installation and activation charges
for DTH CPE at Rs 450.
The authority had also directed DTH
operators to offer an outright
purchase scheme called Standard
Scheme for all types of CPE on a
standalone basis. They are also
required to provide free maintenance
and repairs of CPE for three years
after installation/activation.
The DTH operators have contended
that TRAI has failed to address
relevant issues raised by them while
framing the tariff order. They want
the tariff order to be set aside.
The tribunal had earlier set aside
TRAI’s 27 May 2013 tariff order and
had asked it to conduct fresh exercise
with inputs provided by the DTH
operators and to address their issues.

TDSAT adjourns DTH CPE matter to 29 July

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