Draft telecom policy ambitious and socially relevant: IAMAI

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New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) on Wednesday termed the government’s draft telecom policy ambitious and socially relevant.

“It is a very ambitious policy and even if five of these targets are met by 2022, then it would have made significant contribution of the digital economy,” an IAMAI statement said.

It also said the goals set for 2022 are “socially relevant” and “clearly articulated”.

The government on Tuesday released the draft National Digital Communications Policy – 2018 aiming to attract investments of $100 billion in the digital communications sector by reforming the licencing and regulatory regime in the country along with promoting ease of doing business.

The draft policy, released on late Tuesday night, said its strategic objectives by 2022 are provisioning of broadband for all, creating four million additional jobs in the digital communications sector, and enhancing the contribution of the digital communications sector to 8 per cent of India’s GDP from around 6 per cent in 2017.

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By 2022 it aims to provide universal broadband coverage at 50 Mbps to every citizen and provide 1 Gbps connectivity to all Gram Panchayats of India by 2020 and 10 Gbps by 2022.



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