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Broadband reforms for local manufacturing

Broadband in India needs reform in local manufacturing and infra expansion and utilisation

Shyam Ponappa 

Shyam Ponappa India’s markets are at the heart of what attracts investment and economic activity, with mobile phones and broadband services comprising a significant share. In exploring their magnitude and supply chains, an obvious need emerges for policies and incentives for local manufacturing of components and handsets to boost domestic supply and create employment. Another avenue for deriving local benefits is extending the coverage of digital platforms, expanding the market through policies and incentives facilitating broadband infrastructure. Policy support can help both to extend networks ...

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First Published: Wed, May 31 2017. 22:43 IST
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