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India’s state-owned telco Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) has teamed with headend-in-sky operator (HITS) NXT Digital and New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) to provide fibre optic cable TV services in the capital.

MTNL logoThe service will launch in the Lutyens area of Delhi on 15 February, according to The Times of India.

The move means provide triple play services in select NDMC areas where it already offers broadband and landline packages.

The service will be offered at a “marginally” higher rate than those decided by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) from 1 February, said MTNL CMD Pravin Kumar Purwar.

The combination of HITS and fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) will enable a high quality, low cost cable TV service that would not be troubled by weather conditions, he added.

“By February 15, we will start publicising the service and holding camps to invite applications from subscribers for the commercial connections,” said Sunil Kumar, director, MTNL