Digital Communications Council

Under the aegis of National Digital Communications Council, ASSOCHAM actively participated in the formulation of the Policy and was the only chamber who has organized an Industry Workshop on the implementation model of the National Digital Communications Policy 2018. This year, we would continue our endeavor in this direction focusing more on 5G and its use cases, technologies like IOT, financial health of the Sector and its further growth.

Pleased to inform that our recommendation of 2 years moratorium on Spectrum Payment was accepted by the Ministry.
Key Focus Areas would be:
·         Financial Health of the Sector
-        AGR issue
-        Customs Duty Reduction
-        Refund of GST Credit
-        No GST on Government levies
·         NDCP Implementation
-        Rationalization of Duties & Levies
-        Review Definition of AGR
-        Shared duct infra
-        Common Telecom infra, etc
·         Infrastructure & Ease of Doing Business
-        ROW Portal
-        Alignment of State Policies with ROW Rules
-        Mandatory Testing of Equipment
-        Issues to manufacturing
·         Spectrum & Emerging Technologies
-        Early allocation of E & V band
-        IoT/M2M, 5G, WiFi
·         Security
-        Privacy & Data Protection
-        Network Security
-        OTT Framework
-        PPDR



Mr. P. Balaji
Vodafone Idea Ltd.
Vice President & Head
Government & Industry Relations Ericsson India


Mr. Varun Aggarwal 
4th Floor, YMCA Cultural Centre and Library Building, 01, Jai Singh Road,
New Delhi - 110001
Phone: 011 46550555