The telecommunications systems sector in India is headed by the Central Government, as mentioned in the Telegraph Act 1885. However, private entities may offer communication services by availing a license from the government. Private telecom services providers are given distinct licenses for certain services. These services are:
- Fixed (or landline) services.
- Cellular services.
- Unified access services (includes both landline and mobile services).
- National and international long distance services and Internet services.
A telegraph license is not required by cable-network operators and communication infrastructure providers.
Did you know that telecommunication state laws include the right to telecast? Busy as our lives maybe, we come back to our homes and spend considerable time watching TV to relax and not miss our favorite programs. Did you know that Indian telecommunication laws give you the right to watch and entertain and educate yourself from these programs? In this discussion, let’s also talk about broadcasting services.
This is the age of the Internet and wireless network communication systems. To regulate the activities and monitor the standards as well as the advanced developments taking place in the domain, the Indian telecommunication sector is governed by relevant laws.
The Indian government has banned FTV (the fashion television channel) for 10 days w.e.f. March 12 till March 21. The government had ordered the prohibition of FTV "through cable television networks and any other platforms throughout the country.”