The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Arbitration Tribunal (TDSAT) on 7 October has directed Siti Cable and its subsdiary MSOs to unblock the IDs and remove on-screen displays (OSDs) of consumers of 141 LCOs of Kolkata who are mebers of Cable Operators Sangram Association.
The Tribunal also asked the Association, Siti Cable, and the four MSOs namely Indian Cable Net Company, Calcutta Communication, Purvi Communication and Purbalaya Communication to maintain status quo both in regard to payment of monthly subscription fees as also supply of signals to the individual LCOs until further orders.
TDSAT chairman Justice Aftab Alam and members Kuldip Singh and B B Srivastava also accepted the plea of the Association to implead the four MSOs in the petition as some LCOs received their Siti Cable signals through these.
The Tribunal noted that the companies “are evidently subsidiaries of the sole respondent, namely Siti Cable Network, but in view of the objection raised on its behalf, it is necessary to bring them on record by having them formally impleaded as party respondents.”
The tribunak has listed the matter for hearing on 15 October.