Christened 'Bharat Wi-Fi', the common inter-operable platform of one million Wi-Fi Hotspots will be owned and operated by telecom service providers, internet service providers and virtual network operators.
Net active subscriber base grew by 6.9m to reach 1,013m. RJio gained 10.6m active subs, while Bharti (for the second consecutive month since RJio’s launch) and Vodafone-Idea lost 2.3m and 1.3m active subs, respectively.
Within two years, India’s richest person turned the local mobile-phone market into the world’s biggest consumer of wireless data. But along the way, billionaire Mukesh Ambani laid waste to profits in the overcrowded industry by driving down prices to as low as zero.
The Cabinet Wednesday approved the new telecom policy, now named as 'National Digital Communications Policy (NDCP) 2018' that aims to attract USD 100 billion investment and create 40 lakh jobs in the sector by 2022.
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