Trai consultation Up/Downlinking

Reviewing more than 7 years old guidelines, Trai has issued a consultation paper through which it has sought stakeholders’ comments for the process to be followed for the allocation of up-linking / down-linking television channels. From the paper released it appears that Trai is thinking of recommending allocation of such channels through auction and also levying of annual license fee. Presently, it comes almost free. The last date for the comments is January 18, 2018.