New Telecom Policy approved, Roaming charges to be abolished
The Cabinet has approved New Telecom Policy 2012 that would let telecom users avail free roaming across the country. It would also offer Full Mobile Number Portability (MNP) that would let the customers retain their number even if they shift from one circle to another, anywhere in the country without any extra charges.
This would introduce single license across India under a new unified licence regime and the operators doesn’t need separate license. Under this licensing regime, licence has been delinked from spectrum to reduce different licenses.
The new policy would separate licences and airwaves, allowing carriers to share airwaves. There is no time frame when the new policy would be implemented. Pricing and spectrum allocation would be announced later.
via: Economic times