Overview of National Telecom Policy, 2012
Published on Tue, Jun 26,2012 | 18:45, Updated at Tue, Jun 26 at 18:58Source : Moneycontrol.com
The Union Cabinet recently approved the National Telecom Policy 2012 (NTP 2012), which provides an outline for the regulation of the telecom sector in the country. The NTP 2012 will replace the National Telecom Policy 1999, and for those engaged in the telecom sector in India, it represents an important roadmap that will affect present activities and future plans. Like its predecessor, though, the NTP 2012 does not - in and of itself - provide the details of regulation of various aspects of the telecom sector. The NTP 2012 will, however, form the basis for future laws and regulations in the telecom sector.
The Government of India, in October 2011, released the draft National Telecom Policy 2011 (Draft NTP 2011), inviting the comments of various stakeholders. We have discussed in detail, the implications of Draft NTP 2011 in our newsletters dated 12 October 2011, 21 October 2011 and 17 February 2012.
In this article, Trilegal discusses the salient features of NTP 2012, the deviations from the Draft NTP 2011, and its impact on telecom licensees.
For more please read the report attached.