“Need for a level playing field, regulations for the growth of the SatCom industry”, Telecom News, ET Telecom

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New Delhi: The SIA-India Telecommunications Industry Association met with Telecommunications Secretary Anshu Prakash and suggested the need for a level playing field and regulations to spur growth in the sector.

SIA-India Managing Director Anil Prakash said: “The Secretary of DoT had asked for some clarification on the way forward for the SatCom industry. pro-industry and economically viable for both industry and consumers.

The consultative session with the secretary was also attended by senior members of NITI Aayog, DoS, DRDO, TRAI, industry and academia.

According to SIA-India, an enabling policy framework should include an investment-friendly regulatory fee structure and spectrum availability governed by the International Radio Regulations (RR) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), especially in the band. KA (27.5-29.5 GHz).

Gateways to meet the needs of friendly neighboring countries and clear policies on satellite gateways with certainty are needed, he noted, among other recommendations.

He added that state governments could create technology parks or promote a cluster-based approach, similar to the automotive industry, where multiple auxiliaries thrive around large companies in industrial hubs, with technology and knowledge. -to circulate among the participants for manufacturing, standardization, quality assurance, exchange of facilities, etc.

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