DoT working to simplify clearance process for satellite services
The Department of Telecom (DoT) is working on simplifying the process for setting up satellite networks for expeditious rollout of services, a senior government official said on Friday. Bharti group-backed OneWeb and US-based SpaceX group firm Starlink Satellite Communications are in the fray to start satellite based broadband services in India.
DoT Deputy Director General S Niraniyan while speaking at Satcom Industry Association event said the government has taken several steps in reecent times to boost business in the communications sector.
He enumerated rationalisation of bank guarantees and adjusted gross revenue definition, allowing satellite connectivity to support backhaul connectivity for telecom networks as steps taken by the government in this direction.
“We are also simplifying clearance procedures for satellite networks so that it takes a minimum amount of time to roll out,” Niraniyan said.
He appealed to industry players to regularly participate in the various consultation processes of the government to improvise regulatory processes.
Telecom and broadcast sector regulator Trai has also floated a consultation paper to come up with suggestions to simplify various processes that companies need in these verticals for doing their business.