9 Key challenges facing the ICT
1. Need for a framework to ensure timely and uniform adoption of policies
at the State, Municipal and Panchayat level for the sector 2. Implementation guidelines for ensuring deployment of telecom towers on government buildings across states and municipal bodies subjected to undesired extra levies such as property tax 3. There is an immediate need for the emerging environment and market requirements of “Voice & Data” and clarify scope of services of Infrastructure Providers and Service Providers 4. Integrated and innovative ICT infrastructure model for smart city roll out with alignment in roles of Centre and State Governments and ICT Infrastructure Providers 5. Implementation of PPP models for industry to contribute in key
initiatives such as Digital India and BharatNet 2 6. Implementation of building byelaws and codes for facilitating ICT
infrastructure roll out 7. Regulatory framework to kick start an ecosystem for ICT infrastructure
players to provide shared and integrated is needed 8. There is also a need for a dedicated policy for setting up and running
ICT infrastructure. 9. To power the next phase of growth and to ensure that the country achieves its true potential, it is imperative for different segments of the ICT sector to collaborate and work towards the common objective of creating reliable infrastructure and robust application ecosystem.