Title: Impact of policy implementation on telecommunication diffusion in India

Authors: Shailaja Rego; Naresh Kumar; P.N. Mukherjee

Addresses: Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, V.L. Mehta Road, Vile Parle (W), Mumbai – 400056, India ' CSIR, National Institute of Science Technology and Development Studies, K.S. Krishnan Marg, Pusa Gate, New Delhi – 110012, India ' Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, V.L. Mehta Road, Vile Parle (W), Mumbai – 400 056, India

Abstract: Telecommunication sector has emerged as a key driver of economic and social development. The thrust to ensure access of telecom services to a common man is a challenging task in a country like India where majority of the population reside in villages. The conducive policy can attract investments in this sector apart from generating manifold employment opportunities in the telecom sector. India is one of the fastest growing telecom markets in the world. The unprecedented increase in tele-density and sharp decline in tariffs in the telecom sector have contributed significantly to the country's economic growth. Besides contributing considerably to India's GDP, telecommunications along with information technology, has accelerated the growth of economic and social sectors. The objective of the study is to analyse effect of different policies on the telecommunication diffusion, hence, seven different policies of the telecom sector are analysed to study their impact on growth of telecom sector.

Keywords: telecommunication; tele-density; GDP; information technology; India.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPMB.2018.088655

International Journal of Process Management and Benchmarking, 2018 Vol.8 No.1, pp.16 - 34

Received: 19 Feb 2016
Accepted: 26 May 2016

Published online: 22 Nov 2017 *

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