Unmet needs in wireless regulations

Given the high costs of installing fibre, policies for wireless middle- and last-mile connectivity are urgently required


Shyam Ponappa
Setting aside the uproar in financial markets and politics, consider just some mundane facts on a deficient aspect of infrastructure. The urgent present and future need is to address the missing links in our connectivity chain with appropriate, enabling regulations.

One would think that in this era, governance in India would focus on digitisation and digital connectivity. It is one of our critical infrastructure needs in a set that includes transport and energy. One might even assume from the schemes and announcements about digitisation that the government accords priority to these areas. So what is it that gives one pause?

India touts its resolve in this sector. Yet, in the ground realities of its expenditure on the sector, policies and actual reforms,
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First Published: Feb 13 2023 | 10:15 PM IST

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