NCF charges optional for Multi-room DTH and Cable Connection


TRAI has once again clarified that Network Capacity Fee (NCF) is not mandatory for multiroom connection and DPO can waive the charges. Offer or discount may be uniform in the target market area and duly declared by the DPO.

It has also once again clarified that regulations provides a capping of Rs 130 as Network Capacity Fee (NCF) for initial 100 SD channels and Rs 20 for the slab of next 25 channels.

Consumers has complete freedom to choose their desired 100 Standard Definition (SD) channels within the network capacity fee of maximum Rs 130. The desired channels could be a-la-carte Free to Air channels or pay channels or bouquet of pay channels or any combination thereof.

The new regulation empowers subscriber to select channel of their choice for a month or multiple.

TRAI has again clarified that those subscribers who has opted for long term recharge offers can continue to avail the services for the contracted period in the new framework also without change in terms and conditions as per their wish.

If the subscriber wish to opt the new framework, they can choose channels of their choice and their money of the remaining period shall be adjusted against the channel so selected by the subscribers.