Satellite players suggest govt to adopt international best practices for spectrum allocation – Economic Times

Satellite television industry body SIA-India on Friday said that it has suggested the Department of Telecom (Dot) to consider international guidelines for spectrum allocation. SatCom Industry Association associated with India has made a submission in response to the DoT ‘s decision to bring out a new legal framework for the particular telecom sector.

“The DoT has done the great job of trying to bring in amendments to keep pace with the technological developments and business trends. However, at some point, the particular amendments become too unwieldy and there could not be a better time to consider a brand new legal platform in the telecom field, ” SIA-India President and Ananth Technologies chairman plus managing director Subba Rao Pavuluri said in a statement.

SIA-India has submitted six points for consideration of the Us dot that includes “Spectrum allocation must be based on International best practices”; encouraging all digital communication technologies without a preference with regard to limited systems; connectivity in order to the remotest corner from the country at affordable prices, for personal, enterprise and government use; flexibility plus agility of regulatory construction to adapt to changing technology and services trend etc.

“Hauling up the particular regulatory structure that is based on acts more than 100 years old to a newer version that relates to the latest technology, business plus governance trends will, however , need a much more serious effort than the particular time allocated, ” SIA-India director general Anil Prakash said.

The DoT floated a consultation paper in July on the revamping of telecom rules mainly to keep speed with the change in technologies like 5G , simplify laws and promote investments.

The particular new rules will not be applicable with retrospective effect to cause any adverse impact on the relevant entity, according to the consultation papers.

The last date for comments on the particular consultation paper was September 1 .