5G should be a national centre-state priority: Aruna Sundararajan
“We have a fair degree of policy clarity on 5G, the question is how quickly we can translate this into operable policy and mobilise resources,” says Sundararajan.
DoT alone will not take call on Huawei: Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan
"It will be a larger strategic decision which has trade implicat...
COAI urges cut in USO fee to 3%, telecom licence fee to 4%
The reduction in these levies will act as incentives for operators to expand the n...
Anshu Prakash takes over as new telecom secretary today
Prior to the current role, he was appointed as a chief secretary of Delhi in December 2017 and had a bitter spat with the Arvind Kejriwal-headed Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government.
DCC proposes policy for spectrum allotment for captive use
"In the light of what is stated in the NDCP, we have attempted to come up with a set of principles based on which spectrum should be assigned,” Sundararajan said.
Government mulling interoperability for public Wi-Fi network: Aruna Sundararajan
She said 3.7 lakh Wi-Fi hotspots have been deployed by the industry against the stated commitment of 1 mn by Dec 2019.
Govt changes rules to give PK Sinha three more months as Cabinet Secretary
This may mean that there are slim chances of the country seeing its first woman cabinet secretary as two woman IAS officers, among senior-most in country presently, will retire in July.
Growth prospects in telecom sector robust: Aruna Sundararajan
The National Digital Communication Policy 2018, unveiled by the government, aims to bring $100 billion investment and create 4 million new job opportunities by 2022.
Government to launch broadband readiness index of states: Aruna Sundararajan
Aruna Sundararajan said the Ministry of Electronics and IT has also shown interest in states readiness index and want to expand it further.
Govt-industry partnership to boost $100 billion investment by 2022: Aruna Sundararajan
The new policy unveiled by the NDA government seeks to pump in $100 billion of investment over the next four years and create four million new jobs.
Tenders for wifi service in villages by year-end: Aruna Sundararajan
BharatNet project is the new brandname of National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) which was launched in October 2011 to provide broadband connectivity to 2.5 lakh gram panchayats.
Telecom sector brutally challenging, yet offers ample opportunities: Sundararajan
Sundararajan said that while the Indian telecom market is "vibrant and exciting", it is also "brutally challenging".
Huawei alleges US lobbying against it in India
"The US is lobbying against Huawei in India and everybody knows that," Huawei India chief executive said.
No decision on involving Chinese firms in 5G trials
“Post June, we’ll be planning 5G auction, and the notice inviting applications (NIA) document is in progress,” Sundararajan said.
India joins elite club of nations with chipset-level innovation
Sundararajan said, “This is a pioneering innovation. With the first in-house chip, India is able to break into an elite club of countries” .
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