Kapil Sibal, Communication Minister, released Telecom Policy for 2011 in New Delhi. The policy aims to achieve 100% tele-density by 2020 and some other interesting features for both people and companies both.
The telecom policy aims to provide “one nation one license” means “one nation one number”, Right to Broadband and a number of other things. I will highlight some of the points here which may affect our life.
There are few remarkable changes in the proposed policy (if it will be accepted) as below:
- One Nation-One License which may be say as One nation-One number since their will be no charge on roaming and call rates may become uniform through out the country.
- Mobile number portability across circle.
- Efforts Towards Right to Broadband’
- Broadband will be redefined at minimum speed of 512 Kbps by the end of this year.
- Increase in broadband speed and by 2015 broadband connection should have 2Mbps in speed.
- 300 MHz spectrum to be made available by 2017 and 400 MHz by 2020.
- Protection of consumer right will be enhanced and more transparent in Billing, service and tariff.
- Latest Reliance GPRS Plans
- Revised BSNL Data Plans
- Some little known BSNL Data Packs