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National Telecom Policy 2012

National Telecom Policy 2012

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The Union Cabinet Thursday approved the National Telecom Policy - 2012.
Now aims to make India  " Roaming Free " , better quality telecom services,Making India a global hub , giving importance to local manufacturer.

Here are some key Features of NTP 2012

  • Rural Teledensity – To improve rural teledensity from the current level of around 39 to 70 by the year 2017 and 100 by the year 2020
  • Broadband – “’Broadband For All” at a minimum download speed of 2 Mbps
  • Domestic Manufacturing - Making India a global hub
  • Convergence of Network, Services and Devices
  • Liberalization of Spectrum - any Service in any Technology
  • Simplification of Licensing regime - Unified Licensing, delinking of Spectrum from License, Online real time submission and processing
  • Consumer Focus - Achieve One Nation – Full Mobile Number Portability and work towards One Nation – Free Roaming
  • Resale of Services
  • VOIP – Voice over Internet Protocol
  • Cloud Computing – Next Generation Network including IPV6 (Internet Protocol version 6)
 The key change is that the new policy states that spectrum will refarmed, a move that has been strongly opposed by incumbent GSM operators. But it did not spell out the details of this controversial move, which involves redistribution of spectrum in the 900 MHz band largely held by incumbents, and substituting it with frequencies in the 1800 MHz.

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