India to launch new telecom policy in January

Kapil Sibal
New Delhi, Nov 18: Telecom Secretary, R Chandrasekhar on Friday (today) said that India will launch its new telecom policy in January, next year.

The new telecom policy will allow cellular players to share airwaves and cut down some competitions between the private players. According to a draft policy of telecoms, the new policy is in progress and it is planning to issue some notices to 35 licence holders for not meeting rollout obligations.

The telecoms regulator authority of India has recommended the government to cancel 38 licences for failing to meet rollout obligations and 31 others, but only after legal examination.

Earlier, Union Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal had said that there are a total 119 licensees that did not meet rollout obligations.

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