A Raja vows to work on 3G; what about broadband?

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New Delhi, May 29: Communications and IT Minister, Andimuthu Raja has said that apart from lowering mobile tariffs, auctioning for the 3G spectrum is on top of his priority list.

Retaining the prestigious ministry for the second consecutive term, A Raja in his interview with CNBC-TV 18 said, "Auctioning of 3G spectrum is on top of my priority list."

He said that the exercise started earlier would continue and that he aims to complete the auction in months months 'in worst case scenario'. When asked if the he saw the revenue from the auction going above the expectations considering that the markets have more or less revived, he said, "I hope so, definitely it will go up."

Apart from this the Lawyer-turned-politician's agenda consists of ensuring 'that at least in the college level, 'a paperless governance" should be guaranteed'.

Media reports seem to reflect that the entry of 3G and Wimax would do great things for the broadband scene in India and improve internet connectivity specially in the rural areas. However this only seems to prove that the government does not have a more concrete and feasible proposal to increase internet penetration and implementing broadband connectivity in the country.

While the government frequently releases sops but what the country ultimately has to do is sit and watch for both implementation and functioning.

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