National Telecom Policy 2012 gets Cabinet approval

imageThe fresh National Telecom Policy (NTP), 2012 got approval from the Union Cabinet. 

NTP 2012 aims at:

  • Abolishing roaming charges on mobile phones
  • Allow users to hold the same number across the country without paying any extra charge
  • Delinking spectrum allocation from Licensing
  • Increasing Tele-density in rural areas
  • NTP mentions Cloud computing, Next-Generation Networks, IPV6 and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) as thrust areas of future technologies.

The policy also allows national number portability, but again, with no visible timelines.

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