While most of the consumers were complaining about irregularities and high monthly charges by their cable operators, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has come up with new regulations which will be implemented soon.
The TRAI’s new regulations have been designed in a way to reduce the costs to the consumers. According to the new tariff regime, customers now hold an option to select and pay only for only those TV channels they want to watch at an MRP decided by the respective broadcasters. TRAI had directed the operators to start implementing it from December 29, 2018, and given a month’s deadline that expires on January 31, 2019. According to a TRAI release: “All existing packs/plans/bouquets to the subscribers will continue uninterrupted till 31st January 2019.” It means that the customers may continue with their existing plans till 31 January 2019, while they decide which channels do they wish to continue to watch later.