The Digital Infrastructure Providers Association (DIPA) has welcomed the Delhi RoW 2023 policy.
T.R.Dua, Director-General, Digital Infrastructure Providers Association, said ,” It is forward-looking and reformative comprehensive policy to transform Delhi into a digital society enabling futuristic technologies such as expansion of 5G, fiberisation, cloud computing, the blockchain, M2M, IoT, AI, and VR etc.”
Dua said that the alignment of the state’s policy on telecom infrastructure with RoW guidelines is a critical enabling factor not only for hastening telecom infrastructure but also making citizen’s lives easier.
He also commended the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and National Broadband Mission (NBM) for their support to the industry in proactively writing to the Delhi government for the implementation of the said rules.
The Delhi government has approved a new Right of Way (RoW) policy for telecom infrastructure, which is expected to boost the rollout of 5G networks, fiber optic cables, and other advanced technologies in the capital city.
The policy makes it easier and more affordable for telecom operators to deploy infrastructure. For example, the policy reduces the number of permissions required for new installations and provides for single-window clearance for all approvals. The policy also mandates the creation of a common duct infrastructure, which will reduce the cost of laying cables and make it easier to maintain and upgrade networks.
It is also designed to protect the public interest. For example, it requires telecom operators to obtain permission from the government before installing any new infrastructure. The policy also sets out clear guidelines for the installation and maintenance of infrastructure, and it establishes a mechanism for resolving public grievances.
The new RoW policy is a welcome development for the digital infrastructure industry. It is expected to accelerate the rollout of new technologies and services, which will benefit all stakeholders.