New Delhi. Union Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw has announced that he made the first phone call from BSNL’s 4G network. The minister said that this network has been made and designed in India itself. Vaishnav said that Prime Minister Modi’s vision of self-reliant India is being realized.
The Union Minister tweeted the information about the call. He wrote in his tweet that BSNL 4G network which is made in India, made the first call on it.
Made first call over Indian 4G network of BSNL (Designed and Made in India).
PM @narendramodi Ji’s vision of Aatmanirbhar Bharat taking shape.
— Ashwini Vaishnaw (@AshwiniVaishnaw) October 10, 2021
100 percent foreign direct investment approved in the telecom sector
Recently, the government has approved 100% FDI in the telecom sector. Apart from this, it was decided that telecom companies would be given a moratorium of 4 years on spectrum charges and AGR dues.
Announcing this in a press conference, Ashwini Vaishnav had said that 100 percent FDI has been allowed in the automatic route of the telecom sector. The cabinet has approved a total of 9 structural reforms. Apart from this, 5 process reforms have been approved. Apart from this, telecom companies will also get relief of 4 years on Adjusted Gross Revenue ie AGR payment.
Apart from this, giving relief to all the debt-ridden telecom sector, the Union Cabinet has approved a moratorium on payment of spectrum dues by telecom. Telecom companies will be given a moratorium of 4 years on spectrum charges and AGR dues.