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Govt to address telecom stress, revive BSNL, MTNL: Ravi Shankar Prasad

The panel will revisit spectrum usage charges and the report is expected in two weeks

Ravi Shankar Prasad

Megha ManchandaNeha Alawadhi New Delhi
Addressing financial stress in the telecom sector after the upcoming spectrum auction, the revival of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) with “least pressure” on the government, and ensuring “fair competition” will be priority for Telecom and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

This is besides establishing India as the manufacturing and export hub of electronics.

The sector has been going through stress for a long time, the minister said, adding that he would meet top telecom companies very soon.

The Union government has set up a panel headed by Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan to look at rationalisation and

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First Published: Jun 29 2019 | 3:01 AM IST

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