Watch: India poised for digital revolution, but needs to fix spectrum issue first

Content from the Brookings Institution India Center is now archived. After seven years of an impactful partnership, as of September 11, 2020, Brookings India is now the Centre for Social and Economic Progress, an independent public policy institution based in India.

Darrell M West of the Brookings Institution talks about how better, more affordable mobile spectrum can catapult India from an emerging economy to a formidable one.

Watch the full video here.

Tremendous advancements in mobile technology have enabled countries around the world to improve their economies and make progress in terms of delivering education and healthcare to the people in their countries. India is very well positioned to embrace a digital revolution, but it’s important that India address its spectrum issue. Spectrum is what has helped enable all this. Governments need to make spectrum available at affordable costs and good quality. If India can make progress in doing this, it will put the country in a very good position to promote economic growth.

Download the paper ‘Spectrum Policy in India’ here.