Developments in the telecom sector, award of 2G licenses in 2007-08 and subsequent observations of audit Policy Perspectives Status Report January 07, 2011. Scheme of Presentation. Scheme of Presentation. Initial developments and National Telecom Policy (NTP), 1999.
Developments in the telecom sector, award of 2G licenses in 2007-08 and subsequent observations of audit Policy Perspectives Status ReportJanuary 07, 2011
* ‘Presumptive loss’ to be estimated against 4.4 MHz (instead of 6.2 MHz) allotted to new licensees.
** ‘Presumptive loss’ to be estimated against 4.4 MHz (instead of 5 MHz) allotted to dual technology licensees.
# ‘Presumptive loss’ against Spectrum beyond 6.2 MHz not to be considered as the allotment of additional spectrum (post January 17, 2008) is subject to pricing as determined in future for spectrum beyond 6.2 MHz. Decision to be taken after TRAI’s recommendations which are presently awaited after TRAI’s letter of May 18, 2010.
2. Consistent Policies since 1999 aimed at maximizing growth and competition rather than revenue, and minimizing tariffs.
2. RAPID GROWTH IN INDIAN TELECOM MARKET
Due to the Policies, favoring ‘promotion’ of Telecom Sector over revenue generation, Indian Telecom Market has become World’s fastest growing market, with subscriber addition of 16-18 million/month, ahead of China’s 8Million/month) and World’s second largest Telecom Market, after China. Since 2005, Indian subscribers have thus grown from 9.83Cr to 74.21Cr (Oct 2010) and similarly, Tele-density has grown from 8.95% to 62.51%), empowering masses.
3. SPIN OFF BENEFITS TO ECONOMY:
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Source : TRAI