Stories by Sanjit Singh

India Encourages Private Telcos with Move

Seven years after India liberalized its telecommunications sector, it has put into place a new license fee structure designed to increase competition and help privately owned carriers.
On July 6, the government allowed privately owned carriers to move to a revenue-sharing formula for license fee payment from a fixed-license fee structure. It also increased the tenure of the license to 20 years from 10 years. It is also forgiving six-month's worth of fees due under the old structure.