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TRAI releases consultation paper on migration of FM Radio to Phase III

Seeks views on the date and fees for migration along with duration of permission after migration

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | December 4, 2013

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has released a consultation paper on ‘Migration of FM Radio Broadcasters from Phase II to Phase III’.

The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB) sent a reference dated April 9, 2013 to the authority, seeking recommendations of TRAI on Migration of FM Radio Broadcasters from Phase II to Phase III. The clarifications sought by TRAI were provided by MIB by November 22, 2013.

The consultation paper has been prepared to seek the comments/views of the stakeholders on:

a) The date of migration from Phase II to Phase III;

b) Duration of permission after migration from Phase II to Phase III;

c) The amount of migration fee to be charged from existing operators on their migration from Phase II to Phase III.

As part of the consultative process, the consultation paper has been uploaded on the TRAI website. Stakeholders have been requested to offer their comments/views at the latest by December 17, 2013. Counter-comments, if any, may be submitted by December 24, 2013. The comments and counter-comments may be sent, preferably in electronic form, to Sunil Kumar Singhal, Advisor  (B&CS), Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, on sksinghal@trai.gov.in or traicable@yahoo.co.in. For any clarification/information, Singhal may be contacted on Tel No. +91-11-23221509, Fax:-+91-11-23232476. Comments and counter-comments will be posted on TRAI's website.

Click here to read the full text of the consultation paper.

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