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Cabinet likely to take up new telecom policy on Wednesday

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The Cabinet is likely to take up new telecom policy on Wednesday, according to a source with the knowledge of the matter.

Cabinet likely to take up new telecom policy on Wednesday
The Cabinet is likely to take up new telecom policy on Wednesday, according to a source with the knowledge of the matter.
The telecom policy, branded as the National Digital Communications Policy, is expected to attract investment of around $100 billion and create 40 lakh new job opportunities.
The draft policy was released in May with an aim to enhance contribution of digital community sector to 8 percent of India's gross domestic product from less than 6 percent in 2017 and provide universal broadband coverage.
The broadband coverage will include deployment of 5 million public wi-fi hotspots by 2020 and 10 million by 2022 through a National Broadband Mission and also seek to implement a ‘Fibre First Initiative’ to take fibre to the home by giving optic fibre cables the status of public utility.
The policy has outlined three major goals, which includes Connect India for robust digital communication, Propel India for harnessing the power of emerging digital technologies and Secure India for safeguarding the digital sovereignty of India. The draft policy aims to achieve these missions by 2022.
The notification with respect to in-flight connectivity is also likely to be released "any time now," the source mentioned above said.
In-flight connectivity would enable calls and internet services during flights in the Indian airspace.
 
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