The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) will come out with a paper on broadband by September end.
authority has been working on broadband issues and hopefully we will
come out with a paper on broadband may be by the end of next month,"
said Rahul Khullar, TRAI Chairman, while inaugurating the 'Eighth
Summit: Broadband Highway-Driving India's Growth
Story,' organised by The Associated Chambers of Commerce and
Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).
that India's progress in terms of broadband has been very limited,
Khullar said "Very honestly our progress has been
also informed that TRAI will soon come out with a paper on microwave
spectrum. "We've already issued a paper on microwave access,
hopefully by the end of the month you will see something on that
further said that the Centre should immediately take a decision
regarding deployment and auction of 700 megahertz (MHZ). "We've
already sent our recommendations on 700 MHZ as to how it should be
deployed, I think very quickly the government needs to come to a
decision that are we going to deploy it and when that 700 MHZ would
about the need to augment the supply of spectrum available for
commercial purposes, the TRAI chairman said that there must be some
end to this standoff between one department of Government and another
for not releasing the spectrum owing to security considerations. "I
think it is time for the Government, at least the DOT (Department of
Telecommunications) to be far more aggressive on this than it has
also stressed upon the need to reduce the load on telecom system so
that it is used for higher data purposes. "Why are we not
delicensing more spectrum and in several bands and this is something
we've already made recommendations on as far back as 2012 but
unfortunately it did not make progress for various reasons."
also said that issues of ducts and ROW should be resolved for
successful delivery of broadband.
certain numbers he said, "Of 1.8 lakh kilometres (kms) cable that
has been ordered 15,000 has been delivered which is just about 8 per
cent, of six lakh kms for ducting actual achievement is about 2,000
kms which is about 0.3 per cent, the optical fibre cable pulled is
about 250 kms which is less than 0.05 per cent of the target and all
this has been achieved in past two years."
thus stressed on the need for targeted approach to achieve broadband
he also focussed upon the scope to use private infrastructure already
existing in conjunction with already existing public infrastructure.