New telecom policy to be announced by October: Sibal

July 25th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Communications Minister Kapil Sibal Monday said that the government will announce the new telecom policy by October.

“By September it will get approved and by October I shall announce it,” Sibal told reporters here.

Sibal also said that the telecom commission will take into consideration the recommendations of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on the policy and then forward it to the cabinet.

The new telecom policy is expected to bring in reforms such as audit of spectrum usage, de-linking of spectrum allocation and licences, and change of merger and acquisition guidelines, among others.

According to the minister, the revamped policy will usher in an era of transparency in all dealings with regards to precious resources like spectrum.

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