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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

Malini Bhupta  |  Mumbai 

Telecom Secretary J S Deepak is not the archetypal bureaucrat. An alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad, he could easily pass off as the chief executive of a mega corporation, given the pace at which he works and the "punishing goals" he sets for the Department of Telecommunications and himself.

Some of the toughest issues of the industry, harmonisation of airwaves and call drops, have been addressed by Deepak within 100 days of taking over as secretary. As the licensor of India's Rs 3-trillion telecom sector, DoT is responsible for making policies that enable the sector's growth. It ...

First Published: Wed, August 31 2016. 21:02 IST

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