The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued a consultation paper on “Roadmap to Promote Broadband Connectivity and Enhanced Broadband speed”.

As part of this consultation paper, TRAI has sought industry view on four aspects- defining fixed and mobile broadband; innovative approaches for infrastructure creation; promoting broadband connectivity; and measures to be taken for enhancing broadband speed.

TRAI has asked stakeholders to share their inputs on the ways to augment penetration and performance of broadband networks amid rising consumer demand for internet connectivity.

Further, it has sought the roadmap to enhance broadband speed to achieve the National Digital Communications Policy (NDCP) 2018 objective of 50 Mbps.

Industry stakeholders can submit their comments and counter comments on the consultation paper by September 21, 2020 and October 5, 2020, respectively.