VIDEO: BJP cognizant of problems of spectrum availability

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Watch Mr Arvind Gupta’s comments and Q&A session during presentation of Brookings India study on Spectrum Policy in India. Watch the full discussion here.

BJP National Technology Head Arvind Gupta said the BJP leadership was cognizant of the problems of spectrum availability and committed to working towards resolving them, especially in view of its planned digital programmes. “But we are also looking at alternate technologies to take some load off mobile telephony,” he concluded.

It is clear that the Indian government is committed to a digital transformation through various flagship programmes. But in order to have a viable digital ecosystem, it is also crucial to have long term policies that promote efficient usage and healthy evolution of the telecom sector through trading and consolidation, the Brookings India study on spectrum policy in India says.