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Some states charging 50 times higher for telecom infrastructure rollout; existing network unutilised, says DoT

Updated : December 18, 2018 06:06 AM IST

Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan said that some states and UTs are charging up to 50 times higher fees from companies for rolling out telecom networks and it will leave people bereft of next generation services like 5G.
She also expressed concerns over abysmally low utilisation of existing broadband infrastructure rolled out under BharatNet projects in many states despite it being made available to them for free.
Some states charging 50 times higher for telecom infrastructure rollout; existing network unutilised, says DoT

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