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After 100 days of reform, life gets easier for telcos

Telecom Secretary J S Deepak has resolved the toughest issues facing the sector, but his real test will be in delivering on the govt's Digital India dream

After 100 days of reform, life gets easier for telcos

TelecomSecretaryJSDeepakisnotthearchetypalbureaucrat.AnalumnusofIIMAhmedabad,hecouldeasilypassoffasthechiefexecutiveofamegacorporation,giventhepaceatwhichheworksandthe"punishinggoals"hesetsfortheDepartmentofTelecommunicationsandhimself. Someofthetoughestissuesoftheindustry,harmonisationofairwavesandcalldrops,havebeenaddressedbyDeepakwithin100daysoftakingoverassecretary.AsthelicensorofIndia'sRs3-trilliontelecomsector,DoTisresponsibleformakingpoliciesthatenablethesector'sgrowth. ...