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No dual control on mobile device makers by DoT: Ashwini Vaishnaw

Move to bring the curtains down on the battle between mobile makers and DoT

Ashwini Vaishnaw

Ashwini Vaishnaw | Illustration: Binay Sinha

Surajeet Das Gupta New Delhi
Ashwini Vaishnaw, minister for communications electronics and IT, on Monday said mobile device manufacturers would not be subject to “dual regulatory” control by the Department of Teleco­mmun­ications (DoT).

The move will bring the curtains down on a contentious battle in which mobile device makers opposed a direction from the DoT that they had to go for a mandatory testing of their phones to the Telecom Engineering Centre (TEC).

However, device makers pointed out their products were tested by the Bureau of Indian Standards for similar reasons. Vaishnaw assured mobile device manufacturers they would be subject to the current light-touch regulations required to

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First Published: Jan 25 2022 | 1:09 AM IST

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