The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Monday stated it has designated Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC) as a testing and certification agency for conditional entry system (CAS) and Subscriber Management System (SMS) of cable TV companies.
The broadcast and telecom regulator stated this was being performed underneath the amendments introduced within the broadcast rules in June, to operationalise and oversee the framework for CAS and SMS.
This transfer comes after TRAI obtained complaints from numerous broadcasters and Distribution platform operators on the problem of unauthorised distribution of their alerts.
Now Telecom Engineering Centre has been tasked with certification and testing based mostly on which TRAI will set up a framework for technical compliances for CAS and SMS.
The regulator had earlier stated that such a framework will result in higher content material safety within the distribution worth chain and will enhance end-to-end compliances and scale back litigations amongst DPO and broadcasters.
TEC will notify and preserve testing protocols and additionally empanel an inventory of accredited testing labs that fulfil the necessities of finishing up testing based mostly on these protocols. It can even present certification for all merchandise examined and licensed by these accredited labs.