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The telecom regulatory maze: how licensing reforms can revitalise the ailing industry

There is an urgent need to ease the financial woes of telcos — particularly Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel — to catalyse innovation and investment in the sector and move to a 5G regime. ET Prime lays down a policy blueprint for the Indian telecom industry that can right the wrongs and give a fillip to the ailing sector.
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7 Sep 2020 8 Mins Read 0 comment
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India needs a flourishing telecom sector to emerge as a digital powerhouse. For that, the country must nourish its telcos with a robust policy framework, taking lessons from best practices in the international markets. So far, India has done just the opposite, almost strangling its telcos with effete and cumbersome regulations. The adjusted gross revenue (AGR) punch-up demonstrates that, and
where the telecom regulator needs to step in decisively. Not only do several issues need to be addressed immediately, an effective execution strategy with a review every two to three years (or earlier if needed) is required to give succour to telcos. The market is super-dynamic and ever evolving. And so is the need for appropriate regulatory frameworks and policies.
India needs a flourishing telecom sector to emerge as a digital powerhouse. For that, the country must nourish its telcos with a robust policy framework, taking lessons from best practices in the international markets. So far, India has done just the opposite, almost strangling its telcos with effete and cumbersome regulations. The adjusted gross revenue (AGR) punch-up demonstrates that, and where the telecom regulator needs to step in decisively. Not only do several issues need to be addressed immediately, an effective execution strategy with a review every two to three years (or earlier if needed) is required to give succour to telcos. The market is super-dynamic and ever evolving. And so is the need for appropriate regulatory frameworks and policies.

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