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TDSAT directs NSTPL not to disconnect signals to cable op, provided dues are cleared

MUMBAI: The Telecom Disputes
Settlement & Appellate Tribunal
(TDSAT) has directed headend-in-the-
sky (HITS) operator Noida Software
Technology Park Ltd (NSTPL) not to
disconnect signals to cable operator
Guru Kripa Cable Network, provided
the latter clears outstanding dues.
The tribunal directed the cable
operator to pay Rs 60,000 to NSTPL
within three weeks and another
payment of Rs 55,000 within three
weeks thereafter.
Apart from the payment of the above
dues, the cable operator will have to
continue to pay the monthly
subscription fees based on invoices
raised by the HITS operator.
The payments will be without
prejudice to the rights and
contentions of the parties, the
tribunal said.
As per NSTPL, the cable operator had
admitted dues amounting to Rs
113,956 vide email dated 2 April.
Guru Kripa counsel Mayank
Kshirsagar, however, said that the
amount needed to be reconciled since
it had made some excess payment
The tribunal has put up the matter
before the registrar’s court on 12
August for getting the pleadings
completed, framing of issues and, if
the parties concur, taking evidences.
Kshirsagar also stated that some of
their set-top boxes (STBs) had been
deactivated by NSTPL and that they
were not receiving all the channels on
the other activated STBs.
NSTPL counsel Joby Varghese, on
instructions, made a categorical
statement that for the activated STBs
all the channels were being given.
However, some STBs, for which the
cable operator has not submitted
customer application forms (CAF),
have been disconnected.
He also stated that these STBs would
be activated immediately if the cable
operator supplied the CAFs for the
same, as required by the regulation.
Kshirasagar stated that these CAF
forms would be supplied within two
weeks from today.
The tribunal has directed NSTPL to
file its reply within four weeks from
24 June.. Rejoinder, if any, may be
filed within two weeks from the date
of receipt of a copy of the reply.

TDSAT directs NSTPL not to disconnect signals to cable op, provided dues are cleared

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  1. Still waiting to See Hinduja HITS , they are also coming up but satellite i am hearing is going to be Thaicom, but i doubt it and think it must be 75 east only

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