Cabinet Approves New Telecom Policy To Attract $100 Billion Investment – Create 4 Million Jobs
It was expected that the government will soon amend telecom licences to incorporate rules on net neutrality, which will include a bar on blocking or slowing down of content. This will also allow fast lanes only for ‘critical’ services and keeping ‘content delivery networks’ out of their domain. Thus, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the new telecom policy, now named National Digital Communications Policy (NDCP) 2018, which aims to attract $100 billion investment and create 4 million jobs in the sector by 2022. An official source informed that the cabinet has cleared NDCP.
As per the draft of the policy, NDCP is focused on increasing high-speed broadband penetration, with use of modern technologies like 5G and optical fibres across the country at affordable rates.
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