अब आप न्यूज्ड हिंदी में पढ़ सकते हैं। यहाँ क्लिक करें
cyfy
Home » India » Cabinet approves new telecom policy, aims broadband for all

Cabinet approves new telecom policy, aims broadband for all

By IANS
Published on :
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a new telecom policy — National Digital Communications Policy 2018 — designed to provide “broadband to all”, Union Communications Minister Manoj Sinha announced.

The policy, aimed at providing universal availability of 50 mega bits per second (Mbps) and attracting investments worth $100 billion, was approved by the Telecom Commission in July after the government came out with a draft policy in May.

Sinha, addressing the media after the cabinet meeting, said that among other targets the policy aims to “provide broadband to all and create 40 lakh jobs”. It also aims at providing a “ubiquitous, resilient, secure and affordable” digital communication services.

Further, the policy aims at providing 1 Gbps (giga-bits per second) connectivity to all “Gram Panchayats” by 2020 and 10 Gbps by 2022.

It plans to propel India to the top 50 nations in the Information and Communication Technology Development Index of the International Telecommunication Union from 134 in 2017, enhancing the country’s contribution to global value chains and ensuring digital sovereignty, he added.

–IANS
rrb/mr

(This story has not been edited by Newsd staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)
(For more latest news and updates Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter. Download our mobile app )

Related

Latests Posts


Editor's Choice


Trending