Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said the government would look into the concerns of the telecom operators pertaining to lowering levies and early resolution of a dispute over 3G roaming and formulate forward-looking policies to sustain growth in the sector.
“I am aware of some concerns of the telecom industry regarding government policy in the telecom sector. I wish to reassure the industry of government's full commitment to sustainable growth, creativity and enterprise in this vitally important sector of our economy,” he said while inaugurating the India Telecom Summit jointly organised by the Telecom Ministry and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) here. Noting that the two National Telecom Policies of 1994 and 1999 were major initiatives to propel growth in the sector, Dr. Singh said the government was working on the NTP-2011 with a special emphasis on affordable and quality telecom services in rural and remote areas. “The government is committed to achieving success in this vital sector of the economy. We will work closely with all stakeholders,” he said.