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Jyotiraditya Scindia as new telecom minister has his task cut out

Jyotiraditya Scindia, Minister of Civil Aviation in the previous NDA government, has now been given charge of the Ministry of Communications. Scindia is no stranger to this department.

Scindia’s will also be addressing several key issues, including the spectrum auction slated fro June 25, satellite broadband services , and security clearances for Elon Musk-led Starlink. Additionally, formulating rules for the new Telecommunications Act is on his priority list.

The Indian telecom sector is poised for significant developments, especially with the upcoming 5G spectrum auction. Slated for June 25, spectrum in the 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1,800 MHz, 2,100 MHz, 2,300 MHz, 2,500 MHz, 3,300 MHz, and 26 GHz bands is being auctioned. It will see the participation of telcos, Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel and Vi.

Scindia’s will also be addressing several key issues, including satellite broadband services and security clearances for Elon Musk-led Starlink. Additionally, formulating rules for the new Telecommunications Act is on his priority list.

The minister is expected to outline a 100-day agenda to set clear priorities, deliverables, roadmaps, and targets for the telecom sector’s growth and development.

CT Bureau

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