LIRNEasia responds to TRAI consultation on delivering Broadband in India

Posted on October 13, 2014  /  1 Comments

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recently launched a public consultation on – “Delivering Broadband Quickly: What do we need to do?” In this consultation, TRAI has identified many bottlenecks across the broadband supply chain in India.

While the consultation was broad and TRAI had highlighted 22 issues for consultation, LIRNEasia‘s response covered the following three specific areas based on our research.

The issues that we addressed were: Q7 on whether ‘Public Sector Undertakings (PSU) are ideal for implementing the National Optical Fiber Network (NOFN)’ where we highlighted the importance of private sector involvement; Q14 on FTTH deployment, where we recommended to de-emphasize the importance given to FTTH as the current trend in most developing countries is to access the Internet on mobile devices; and Q21 on Demand-side stimulation where we gave examples of how other countries have increased demand and on how the Indian App economy can be improved.

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