Cable TV, Head In The Sky (HITS) and DTH operators holding a Multiple Service Operator (MSO) license should be allowed to share network infrastructure and TV signals among each other on a voluntary basis, Indian telecom regulator TRAI said in a new set of recommendations (pdf). These recommendations are aimed at creating a “policy environment” for facilitating a new infrastructure sharing system among the TV operators and distributors in the country. If implemented, these recommendations will lead to lowering cost of rollouts for these players, and might help either reduce cost of services, or make them more viable. Note that the telecom sector already has its own set of guidelines for spectrum sharing that allow telcos to share each other’s spectrum in areas where they lack coverage. Telcos are also allowed to share tower infrastructure with each other. TRAI also…
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