The new telecom policy aims to 'provide broadband to all and create 40 lakh jobs'.
Telecom policy is focused on increasing high-speed broadband penetration, with use of modern technologies like 5G and optical fibres across the country at affordable rates.
The telecom policy focuses on provisioning of broadband for all, creating four million additional jobs.
New telecom policy expected to create millions of jobs in digital communications to arrive by July-end: Manoj Sinha
The government on 1 May had released the draft National Telecom Policy 2018 aiming to attract investment of $100 billion in the Digital Communications sector.
Mobile call drops: More infra needed; govt will ensure quality service, assures Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan
There have been multiple reports on call drops faced by the country's nearly 1-billion mobile users and falling quality standards and the sector watchdog has also been seeking to improve the quality.
Lower levies, fast policy implementation key to attracting $100 billion into telecom sector, says industry lobby COAI
Bringing down total taxes and levies, currently at about 30 percent, to below 10 percent, important for attracting investments into the telecom sector.
The draft also proposes to address woes of debt-ridden telecom sector by reviewing licence fees, spectrum usage charges, universal service obligation fund levy -- all of which add to cost of telecom services
Telecom panel gives nod to in-flight connectivity in Indian airspace; flyers can make calls, browse the net in 3 months
In-flight connectivity will be available once an aircraft reaches an altitude of 3,000 meters.
Union Minister Manoj Sinha on Tuesday said the new telecom policy is almost ready and will be brought in the next session of Parliament after a Cabinet nod
It is quite clear that Aircel seems to be walking into the arms of an eager Sunil Mittal's Bharti Airtel. What is emerging is a clash of three giants: Idea-Vodafone, Reliance Jio and Airtel.
COAI has placed its submissions on the new policy before the Department of Telecom.
The government may bring in a new telecom policy in less than a year's time to address issues pertaining to consumers interests and security.
The DoT plans to go for a wide consultation and outreach before finalising the new policy, and expects to have it in place by March 2018.
Narendra Modi led government is working on a new regulatory framework for lawful interception and monitoring of telephone calls and messages while safeguarding the privacy of users, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said.
If the CBI prosecutes Dayanidhi Maran, it will be because Manmohan Singh gave him a free hand in telecom. Maran ran the ministry like a personal fief - and may now pay the price for his actions
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said a strong domestic manufacturing base in electronics and telecommunications will mitigate burden of growing imports for the sector.
One of the highlights of the National Telecom Policy, 2012, had been the industry’s objective to abolish roaming charges. Last week though, the TRAI
Telecom giant Vodafone has opposed the 'liberalisation' agenda saying that it is the same as what was already permitted under policy and license.
This meeting is crucial to finalise all spectrum auction details before he (Mukherjee) resigns, said sources.