DoT frames policy for smooth setting up of telecom infrastructure

DoT has come out with a Right of Way policy that will lay out rules for faster acquisition of land for installation of towers and fibre


The DoT has paved the way for companies to resolve network problems in addition to reforms in spectrum management. Photo: Mint
The DoT has paved the way for companies to resolve network problems in addition to reforms in spectrum management. Photo: Mint

New Delhi: In order to enable faster roll-out of telecom infrastructure to improve quality of service, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has come out with a so-called Right of Way policy that will lay out rules for faster acquisition of land for installation of towers and fibre.

The permission to roll out infrastructure could come in as early as within 60 days of application, telecom secretary J.S. Deepak said on Wednesday.

“The rules should come out by today or tomorrow. We have finalised them,” he said.

Telecom companies have been looking forward to this policy reform as it facilitates ease of doing business in terms of getting permission from government authorities.

One of the major arguments given by companies for the call drop situation has been delay in getting permissions for setting up of towers.

With this step, the DoT has paved way for companies to resolve network problems in addition to reforms in spectrum management undertaken in the last one year.

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