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Introduction

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) and Department of Telecommunications (DoT) have introduced several reforms over the last year to address the demands of India's growing telecoms market.

Highlights

  • The sluggish development of the government’s nationwide fiber network could hinder its long-term vision on Digital India and on providing access to broadband services to rural areas.
  • The authorities continue to struggle with the digital divide and the urban–rural broadband divide in the country.

Features and Benefits

  • Outlines the telecoms regulatory landscape in India.
  • provides an update on the progress of the country's national broadband plan.

Key questions answered

  • What remedies are imposed at the retail and wholesale levels for fixed and mobile services in India?
  • What are the current telecoms regulations and policies in India?

Table of contents

Summary

  • In brief
  • Ovum view

Regulatory framework

  • National regulatory authority
  • Key legislation and regulation
  • Current status of market analysis

Spectrum

  • Spectrum policy
  • Wireless licensing

Wholesale fixed regulation

  • Services subject to regulation
  • Voice interconnection
  • Wholesale access
  • Wholesale broadband services

Wholesale mobile regulation

  • Services subject to regulation
  • Mobile termination charges

Other services subject to regulation

  • The retail market
  • Quality of service
  • Regulation of bundles
  • VoIP
  • Fixed number portability
  • Mobile number portability
  • National roaming
  • Advertising of broadband speeds
  • Terminating and switching out of contracts

Universal service

  • The universal service obligation fund

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Author

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