Facebook-Jio deal a positive; concerns around flouting of net neutrality, data safety norms unfounded: Industry forum
Facebook's decision to invest $5.7 billion (about Rs 43,574 crore) in Jio Platforms is a big positive for India's digital services sector, and any apprehension that net neutrality or data protection norms may be flouted or consumer interest harmed, is "erroneous and far-fetched", industry body BIF said on Monday
Last year, TRAI initiated a consultation to explore the regulatory framework for OTT apps.
"Govt is committed to unlocking the potential of satcom to provide affordable and accessible broadband everywhere," said Sundararajan.
India's 5G dream can only become a reality once adequate fibre connections are installed: BIF
BIF said that the move also increases the Wi-Fi capacity for indoor usage from 300 MHz to 605 MHz.
India currently stands at a crucial juncture as the government is looking to successfully reap the potential benefits of an increasingly digitised economy
Satellite services may be used for broadband connections under Bharat Net Phase II: Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha
Realising the importance of satcom the government has included it in the second phase of the national broadband network project Bharat Net.
Recommendations on in-flight connectivity to come out by year end or next 15 days," TRAI Chairman R.S. Sharma told reporters on Wednesday
Some of the companies which have been named have clarified that there is nothing different this year from earlier years
Advocating free data for increased usage, Broadband India Forum on Thursday sought a level playing field between service providers and over-the-top players.