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KTR Requests Centre To Hold India Telecom Summit 2018 In Hyd: The Union Minister of State for Communications Manoj Sinha has been requested by Telangana’s IT Minister K T Rama Rao, on Sunday, to hold the India Telecom Summit 2018 in Hyderabad. This move of the IT Minister comes in wake, as the state government plans to announce an industrial park dedicated to telecom manufacturing.
A progressive and business-friendly IT Policy, followed by nine sub-sector policies have been introduced by the State’s Department of Information Technology, Electronics & Communications (ITE&C). these policies have been introduced for promotion of electronics, IoT, data centres, among others, said Mr. Rao in a letter addressed to Sinha.
“Owing to our proactive policies and stable political environment, we are seeing immense traction for R&D and manufacturing of electronics and IT products in the State,” Rao, also called as KTR said.
The Telangana government in association with the Telangana Fiber Grid, has decided to follow the ‘State-Led Implementation Model’, for layout of optical fibre, under the BharatNet project. The project mainly aims to connect each and every home in the state to very high speed broadband. This will create a very big market for telecommunication equipment in the state, added Mr. KTR.
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Through Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge (TASK), one of the largest workforce in the electronics sector, has been created by Telangana.
“We would like to use this opportunity to showcase the region’s readiness to host telecom equipment manufacturing in the sector and host the India Telecom Summit 2018 in Hyderabad, under the guidance of your Ministry, anytime in months of January-March of 2018,” Rao requested.
“We plan to announce an industrial park dedicated to telecom manufacturing along with industry specific subsidies and incentives. This summit will help the industry leaders to exchange ideas to create a roadmap for accelerating R&D and manufacturing growth across the telecom and ICT sector,” he said.
Moreover, participation from more than 500 prominent key industry figures, experts and professionals including heads of regulatory authorities, chairmen and CEOs of leading communications service providers like Reliance, Airtel, Vodafone among others and industry influencers like TRAI, ACTO, TEMA, shall be striven hard by the Telangana government, the minister said in the letter.