Evolution of Telecom In India Go-ahead to the CDMA technology INDIA Private players were allowed in Value Added Services National Telecom Policy (NTP) was formulated 1992 1994 1997 Independent regulator, TRAI, was established NTP-99 led to migration from high-cost fixed license fee to low-cost revenue sharing regime 1999 2000 2002 BSNL was established by DoT ILD services was opened to competition Internet telephony initiated Reduction of licence fees 2003 Calling Party Pays (CPP) was implemented Unified Access Licensing (UASL) regime was introduced Reference Interconnect order was issued 2004 Intra-circle merger guidelines were established Broadband policy 2004 was formulated—targeting 20 million subscribers by 2010 2005 FDI limit was increased from 49 to 74 percent Attempted to boost Rural telephony 2006 Number portability was proposed (pending) Decision on 3G services (awaited) 2007 Department of Telecommunication (DoT) is the main body formulating laws and various regulations for the Indian telecom industry. ILD – International Long Distance Number portability approved 2009
Technologies CDMA – Already there are big players in this segment Reliance , Tata 3G – Value added services potential still to be tapped fully 2G/3G – GSM Currently commands 70% of mobile subscribers in India
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VISION “ We will leverage our strengths to execute complex global-scale projects to facilitate leading-edge information and communication services affordable to all individual consumers and businesses in India. We will offer unparalleled value to create customer delight and enhance business productivity. We will also generate value for our capabilities beyond Indian borders and enable millions of India's knowledge workers to deliver their services globally.”
MISSION To attain global best practices and become a world-class communication service provider-guided by its purpose to move towards greater degree of sophistication and maturity. To consistently achieve high growth with the highest levels of productivity. To be a technology driven, efficient and financially sound organisation. To contribute towards community development and nation building. To encourage ideas, talents and value systems.