New Delhi: GSM Association (GSMA) has conferred Government Leadership Award 2023 to India for implementing best practices in telecom policy and regulation, said the Ministry of Communications in a statement on Tuesday. Speaking on this occasion, Ashwini Vaishnaw, Minister of Electronics & IT said, “GSMA Awards represent global recognition of the telecom reforms carried out by PM Narendra Modi. We all have seen the effect of reforms. RoW permissions which used to take more than 230 days, now get approval within eight days."
"More than 85 percent mobile tower clearances are now instantaneous. With nearly one lakh sites in 387 districts, India’s 5G roll-out is one of the fastest in the world. Indian telecom sector has emerged as a sunrise sector and the whole world has taken note of this rise," Vaishnaw said.
"Following the ‘Digital India’ vision of PM Modi, government brought in structural and procedural reform in September 2021. Thereafter, several initiatives were carried out such as licensing reforms, creation of PM Gati Shakti Sanchar Portal, streamlining Right of Way (RoW), spectrum reforms, satellite reforms etc," said the statement.
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