No Roaming Charges All Over India - New Telecom Policy

By: DoYouKnow.IN | Views: 6339 | Date: 10-Oct-2011

The new telecom policy will bring cheer to consumers with the government proposing to remove roaming charges for subscribers within the country, exponentially increasing broadband availability and speed and allowing for mobile numbers to be ported to any part of the country.

The new telecom policy will bring cheer to consumers with the government proposing to remove roaming charges for subscribers within the country, exponentially increasing broadband availability and speed and allowing for mobile numbers to be ported to any part of the country.

According to the draft of the New Telecom Policy unveiled by communications minister Kapil Sibal, roaming charges will be done away with and users will be allowed to port their mobile numbers, keeping the same number, even while switching service areas.

The new policy also proposed to accord the telecom industry the status of an infrastructure sector, which will help ease credit flow to companies for funding roll-out plans or expansion activities.

Mobile service providers would also benefit from the policy as it proposes to allow companies to pool, share and later trade spectrum -- a scarce resource. The minister also said the government would look at bringing legislation for governance of spectrum.

"We believe it is imperative to move towards convergence of telecom, broadcast and IT services, networks, technologies and overcome all existing segregation of licensing, registration and regulatory mechanisms with the objective of enhancing access and reduce costs," Sibal said while unveiling the draft of the new policy. "Revenue generation will play a secondary role," he added.

Sibal also said that his ministry was targeting increasing rural tele-density from the current 35 percent to 60 per cent by 2017 and completely covering rural areas by 2020.

Telecom Policy 2011

Broadband penetration is another key thrust area for the new policy. The minister said the government was targeting 175 million broadband users by 2017, and increasing this to 600 million by 2020. The final telecom policy will be announced by December.

Highlights of draft National Telecom Policy 2011‎:
  • Draft NTP targets increase in teledensity to 60 per cent by 2017 and 100 per cent by 2020.
  • Draft NTP aims for 'one nation-one licence'; targets full MNP and free roaming.
  • Draft telecom policy delinks spectrum from licence; radiowaves to be made available at market price.
  • Revenue generation for government will have secondary role under draft NTP.
  • Will make 300 MHz of spectrum available by 2017 and another 200 MHz by 2020.
  • Will seek Trai's recommendations on new licences, migration to new licences and exit policy for NTP-2011.
Same number can be used all over the country – that is same number portability all over the country – right now it is only in one circle. Which means one can have a number for his/her life time wherever in the country he/she is working, transferred etc.
Previous Page Next Page

People Searching On This Page:
  • all india mobile roaming abolished
  • has TRAI made roaming free for all vendors
  • roaming is free on all over india
  • free roaming all over india
  • national roaming removed
  • is roaming free for all over india
  • is roaming still applicable in india
  • Free roaming status in India
  • removing of roaming
  • when is roaming being removed in india
  • all.india free roaming
  • all india roaming
  • yhsm-inucbr_001
  • all india roaming free effective from date
  • all india roaming free effective from

Related Pages


All about Indian Flag

All about Indian Flag

Articles | News & Society | Culture
Date:
14-Aug-2012  Views: 1271

THE NATIONAL FLAG OF INDIA is in tricolour (TIRANGA) of deep saffron (Kesari) at the top, white in the middle and dark green at the bottom in equal p ...
Mallorca Property - Major Reasons To Buy Mallorca Property In Mallorca

Mallorca Property - Major Reasons To Buy Mallorca Property In Mallorca

Articles | Business | Sales
Date:
23-Aug-2011  Views: 1192

Investing in property Mallorca means that offers all the facilities required for a good and peaceful life in the lap of nature. Moreover, you can expe ...
National Do Not Call Registry (DND) - Get Away From Unwanted Calls And SMS

National Do Not Call Registry (DND) - Get Away From Unwanted Calls And SMS

Articles | General Knowledge | India
Date:
09-Feb-2011  Views: 2380

The primary objective of the National Do Not Call Registry (NDNC Registry) is to curb Unsolicited Commercial Communication (UCC). ...
Lyrics of Song Wallah re Wallah from Movie Tees Maar Khan

Lyrics of Song Wallah re Wallah from Movie Tees Maar Khan

Articles | Art & Entertainment | Music
Date:
23-Dec-2010  Views: 3472

you will get Lyrics of Song Wallah re Wallah from Movie Tees Maar Khan. ...
Leave Travel Allowance or Leave Travel Concession - LTA/LTC Rules in India

Leave Travel Allowance or Leave Travel Concession - LTA/LTC Rules in India

Articles | Finance | Taxes
Date:
14-Oct-2009  Views: 4774

Leave Travel Concession/Assistance LTA/LTC u/s 10(5) exemption. ...
Post Your Comments (No Login Require)
Name : (required)
Email : (required)
Website :

Comment : (required)

66  + 7 =     
Comments
Sunny  |  06-Apr-2012 12:22:11 IST
Draft NTP aims for 'one nation-one licence'; targets full MNP and free roaming should soon be implied in India. Many problems are being faced by many users due to roaming which should be abolished.
Mohammed Irfan  |  03-Jun-2012 23:18:36 IST
Every Year Congress fools by announcing "ROAMING FREE INDIA". Kapil Sibal, The Minister of telecom recharge himself by this kind of cheap publicity for securing himself... The defeat of Congress in U.P. is a slap for this kind of fooling
N P Choudhary  |  18-Sep-2012 09:11:40 IST
Pl fix date for no roaming charge .We have been hearing that no roaming charge will be levied bu on year has passed but roaming charges are still collected by telecom companies.This shows that our telecom companies have great lobbing ability to manage telecom ministers and high rank officials.What is use of annaounceing a policy and not emplementing it.
People Searched About:
All India Mobile Roaming Abolished   |   Has TRAI Made Roaming Free For All Vendors   |   Roaming Is Free On All Over India   |   Free Roaming All Over India   |   National Roaming Removed   |   Is Roaming Free For All Over India   |   Is Roaming Still Applicable In India   |   All.India Free Roaming   |   All India Roaming   |   Yhsm-Inucbr_001   |   All India Roaming Free Effective From Date   |   All India Roaming Free Effective From   |   Yhs-Fullyhosted_003   |   No Roming   |   Roaming Free Effective Date   |   ROAMING FREE EXEMPTION DATE IN INDIA   |   Are The Roaming Charges Still Applicable In India   |   Roaming Charges Removed In India Effective Date   |   Roaming Free In India Effective Date   |   Roaming Free Applicable Date   |   Roaming Free India Effective Date   |  
Google : 1005 times | Yahoo : 91 times | Bing : 697 times |