Union Government Releases Draft New Telecom Policy

Posted on:03 May 2018 09:47:37
Union Government Releases Draft New Telecom Policy
03 May 2018 Current Affairs: The union government released the draft of the new Telecom policy named National Digital Communications Policy, 2018.

The policy aims at creating 40 lakh new jobs by 2022, attracting 100 billion US dollars investment in the sector and ensuring broadband coverage at 50 Mbps for every citizen. 

The draft proposes one Gbps connectivity to all Gram Panchayats by 2020 and 10 Gbps by 2022. It also proposes to address woes of the Telecom sector by reviewing license fees, spectrum usage charges, the universal service obligation fund levy for enhancing ease of doing business in the sector.

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