National Telecom Policy-2012

Posted: March 9, 2013 in Current affairs

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Salient Features of National Telecom Policy-2012

Licensing, Convergence and Value Added Services

·         Strive to create One Nation – One License across services and service areas.

·         Achieve One Nation – Full Mobile Number Portability and work towards One Nation – Free Roaming.

·         To orient, review and harmonise the legal, regulatory and licensing framework in a time bound manner to enable seamless delivery of converged services in technology and service neutral environment. Convergence would cover:

o   Convergence of services i.e. convergence of voice, data, video, Internet telephony (VoIP),  value added services and broadcasting services

o   Convergence of networks i.e. convergence of access network, carriage network (NLD/ ILD) and broadcast network

o   Convergence of devices i.e. telephone, Personal Computer, Television, Radio, set top boxes and other connected devices.

·         To move towards Unified Licence regime to exploit the attendant benefits of convergence, spectrum liberalisation and facilitate delinking of the…

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