9 Key chal­lenges fac­ing the ICT

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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.

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