Q.3 Why a competitive telecom market is a prerequisite for achieving India’s digital dream and why a duopoly in the sector stands to threaten that dream? Suggest the way forward. (10 Marks)

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  • https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/rajat-kathuria-and-mansi-kedia-write-way-forward-5g-vodafone-idea-bsnl-jio-7968029/
  • In the intro, mention that India’s telecom sector has been a story of monopoly to hyper-competition to a duopoly.
  • In the body mention the importance of competition in the telecom sector such as innovation, investment, quality of service etc. In the next part mention, the role the telecom sector has played in India’s digital progress and why the sector needs more players to continue India’s digital journey. In the way forward suggest revisiting the spectrum allocation regime and adoption of administrative assignment of the spectrum, selling the 5G spectrum to companies such as TCS, Amazon and Google.
  • Conclude by mentioning the need for a competitive and healthy telecom market to keep India’s digital achievements intact.
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Pranav Shirke
Pranav Shirke
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