The Asian Age

Trai plan to slash costs, says BIF


New Delhi, Aug. 20: The telecom regulator’s recommenda­tions on unbundling of various layers through differenti­al licensing is expected to facilitate increased sharing of network resources, spur entry of new players while reducing costs and encouragin­g investment­s, industry body Broadband India Forum said on Friday.

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has suggested that a separate authorisat­ion be created for access network provider to offer network services on a wholesale basis.

Broadband India Forum (BIF) said that sector regulator’s recommenda­tions would boost competitio­n and efficiency.

“Trai recommenda­tions would enable increased sharing of network resources, facilitate entry of new players, reduce costs, encourage investment­s and promote innovation,” the boardband industry body said in a statement.

The recommenda­tions uphold the objectives of the National Digital Communicat­ions Policy “fittingly” and would pave a progressiv­e way forward for the sector in terms of improved technologi­cal prowess, competitio­n, effective operations and economies of scale.

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