Appendix 6

Reforms in Infrastructure, 1991–96

Reforms in Telecommunications

  • Customer premises equipment industry opened to the private sector in 1984.
  • Value-Added Services (VAS) opened to private sector in 1992. These services include cellular mobile phones, radio paging, electronic mail, voice mail, audiotex services, Videotex Services, Data Services using VSATs, and Video Conferencing.
  • The National Telecom Policy (NTP), 1994 opens up basic telecom services to competition. Private initiative to be used to complement DoT efforts to raise additional resources through increased internal generation and adopting innovative means like leasing, deferred payments, Build Operate Transfer (BOT), Build Transfer Operate (BTO), etc.
  • Foreign equity participation ...

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