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TRAI recommendations: A step in the right direction but implementation holds key

By: Shashwat Nagpal

Last week, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India came up with much needed recommendations to promote manufacturing of telecom equipment within the country. Even as the Indian telecom sector has seen exponential growth in the last decade and emerged as the second largest market for telecom services globally, local production of telecom equipment has remained a conspicuous laggard. As a result, global manufacturers of telecom equipment have stablished an iron grip on the domestic market, thereby making the country heavily dependent on imports. The figures speak for themselves. In the financial year 2014-15, import of telecom equipment was nearly $15…