TRAI drafts 18 targets and strategies for national telecom policy 2018

TRAI chairman Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has drafted 18 targets and strategies for national telecom policy (NTP) 2018.

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Enable access at affordable prices for wireless broadband services, including through satellite to 90 percent population by 2022

Ensure availability of bandwidth on demand through wireline, including cable TV and optical fibre networks to 30 percent households by 2020 and 50 percent households by 2022

Provide at least 1 Gbps data connectivity to all Gram Panchayats to enable wireless broadband services to inhabitants by 2022

Achieve 900 million broadband subscriptions supporting download speed of 2 Mbps, out of that at-least 150 million broadband subscriptions supporting download speed of 20 Mbps and 25 million at a download speed of 50 Mbps by 2022

Achieve unique mobile subscriber density of 55 by 2020 and 65 by 2022 by enhancing mobile network coverage to 95 percent of inhabitants by 2020 and 100 percent by 2022

Deploy 2 million public WLAN including Wi-Fi hotspots in the country by 2020 and 5 million by 2022

Leapfrog India into the top-50 nations in the ICT Development Index (IDI), released by ITU every year, by 2022

Enable access for connecting to 1 billion IoT/ M2M sensors/ devices by 2020 and 5 billion by 2022

Attract an investment equivalent to $60 billion in communication sector by 2020 and $100 billion by 2022

Become net positive in international trade of communication systems and services by 2022

Create 2 million additional jobs in ICT sector by 2022

Put in place an ombudsman based consumer grievance redressal mechanism by end of 2018; Establish online centralised platform for provision of Right of Way (RoW) permissions for single window clearance by 2019

Achieve backhaul connectivity on optical fibre for at least 60 percent base stations by 2022
Put in place an online platform for all Government to Business (G2B) activities including spectrum and license related information, applications, clearances, compliances, and payments by 2019

Simplify licensing and regulatory frameworks, and rationalize taxes, levies and related compliances by 2019

Put in place a flexible, robust data protection regime powered by a strong encryption policy by 2019

Establish a policy framework for facilitating setting up of data centres by 2019