Need to expand telecom infrastructure: Survey

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New Delhi, Feb 28 (UNI) With the rapid growth of the telecom network, there is a need to further expand the telecom infrastructure and research and development entailing an infusion of funds and strenghening of the domestic telecom manufacturing.

The Economic Survey 2007-08 tabled in Parliament today has also pointed out that there is need for development of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) to facilitate better telecom services which will help in making India a hub for telecom manufacturing.

The government has recently decided to set up Telecom Testing and Security Certification Centre (TETC) for communication security, research and monitoring.

The sector is now well set on the path of further growth with an expansion in rural telephony and broadband coverage, the Survey said.


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