Finally a relief would come to those who have been cringing to change their mobile numbers’ on and off when they move from one place to another in the country. Telecom minister Kapil Sabil today announced that in February it would be possible to have a nationwide portability. Letting go off roaming rates under “ One India’’ is another thing on Government cards. If it gets approved it would definitely bring down those sky-high phone bills.
These steps are being taken by government to increase the penetration of mobile phones in the rural sector. Government is aiming for a 100% mobile penetration in India.
Sibal also said that the increase in broadband connectivity and GDP are closely related and the Smartphone and tablet market will enhance growth if domestic manufacturers strengthen their capabilities.