Common Questions of Telecommunications Laws
- What is Telecommunications Laws?
- Which Laws Govern Telecommunications?
- What is the penalty for not committing to Telecommunications Law?
Due to the rising interest for an extensive variety of telecom hardware, particularly in the region of mobile telecommunications, brilliant open doors for domestic too foreign speculators exists in this area.
What is Telecommunications Laws?
The Department of Telecommunications (DOT) under the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology is the concerned agency for all issues identifying with telecom. DOT is in charge of planning the formative approaches; allowing licenses, and so on.
An independent regulatory body known as Telecom Regulatory Authority of India also exists as per the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Act. This Act provides for an Appellate Tribunal known as the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT).
Laws Govern Telecommunications are:
- Indian Telegraph Act 1885 – it’s one of the oldest legislations still in effect in India. Some of its features are-
- Empowerment of Government of India to control telegraph lines along-with planning for expansion of telecommunications
- Authorising the Government of India to grant licenses w.r.t telecom
- Indian Wireless Act, 1933 – was enacted for the regulation of possession of wireless telegraphy apparatus.
- Cable Television Networks (Regulations) Act, 1995
- Information Technology Act
- Broadband Policy 2004
- The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Act 1997 – talks about the functions of TRAI. Sets up an appellate tribunal.
Penalty for not committing to Telecommunications Law
Mainly monetary penalties are the main form of Penalty as under telecommunications law as it is a Customer and Service Provider relationship. So, if the customer is aggrieved or the service Provider is Lethargic in providing service in that case the punishment is monetary penalty. Penal Actions can only be taken if there is fraud committed by the service provider.
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