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Cabinet approves National Digital Communications Policy 2018

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Aiming to connect, propel and secure India Universal broadband connectivity at 50 Mbps to every citizen Provide 1 Gbps connectivity to all Gram Panchayats Ensure connectivity to all uncovered areas Attract investments of USD 100 Billion in the Digital Communications Sector, the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the National Digital Communications Policy-2018 (NDCP-2018) and re-designation of the Telecom Commission as the “Digital Communications Commission”.

The NDCP-2018 envisions supporting India’s transition to a digitally empowered economy and society by fulfilling the information and communications needs of citizens and enterprises by the establishment of a ubiquitous, resilient and affordable digital communications infrastructure and services.

The ‘Customer-focused’ and ‘application driven’ NDCP-2018 shall lead to new ideas and innovations, after the launch of advanced technology such as 5G, IOT, M2M, etc. which shall govern the telecom sector of India.

The key objectives of the policy are, broadband for all, creating four million additional jobs in the Digital Communications sector, enhancing the contribution of the Digital Communications sector to 8% of India’s GDP from 6% in 2017, propelling India to the Top 50 Nations in the ICT Development Index of ITU from 134 in 2017, enhancing India’s contribution to Global Value Chains and Ensuring Digital Sovereignty.

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