Government approves 26k Cr to install telecom towers
Ashwini Vaishnaw, the telecom minister, has appealed to the concerned telecom operators to install 10,000 sites per week rather than the carriers’ present 2500 sites per week in order to expand 5G coverage across the length of India. He continued by stating that no SACFA clearance or Standing Advisory Committee on Frequency Allocation clearance shall be needed. This is for mounting 5G antennae on street implements in order to facilitate 5G rollouts.
The wireless license reforms will be improved after the draft telecom bill is accomplished. The bill shall next be brought before the Standing Committee of Parliament for affirming after receiving a second extension until November 10 to voice their opinions.
Vaishnav says that the government’s telecom vision is crystal clear: The same degree of digital services to the most rural areas must be brought as have been brought to the urban ones. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s goal is to achieve inclusive digital growth and development, in whose way all obstacles need to be removed.
The key aim of the telecom reforms for wireless licensing, satellite communications, and the publication of the national frequency allocation plan is to make enterprise and business easier. There are given standing satellite communications reforms. Any vehicle with the same license can be equipped with any of the VSAT terminals. Mobile terminals are a substitute for stationary ones. This cumulative procedural change will make the shift from static to mobile, easier and more efficient.
Antenna self-certification without prior clearance from the government has also been introduced. The network operation and control center process, which once required four layers of review and approval, now just requires one. By eliminating the charge of Rs 21 lakh per transponder per year, the process will take only 6 weeks rather than 8 months.
The requirement for satellite antennae to undergo mandatory performance verification testing, which cost Rs 6,000 and required complicated processes, has been eliminated. Manufacturing of near-field communication, which is used in portable chargers and other gadgets, is expanding in India. All three bands for the IoT, M2M, in-vehicle technology, and contactless charging have been delicensed to facilitate business.