According to Broadband India Forum (BIF), the proposed reforms on ease of doing business in the telecom and broadcasting sectors recently released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) will boost the growth of the digital economy. 

BIF stated that over the last three decades, the telecom sector has undergone rapid technological changes, with almost three generations of technology evolution having taken place. This necessitated changes in the complex and time-consuming procedures and processes, many of which were associated with the past legacy and have become obsolete or irrelevant over the time and needed to be done away with. 

BIF observed that the suggestions made by TRAI for ease of doing business in the telecom sector include reducing the heavy compliance burden on the operators, simplifying the verification process for license fees and spectrum usage charges, granting critical and essential service status to submarine cable laying and repair, and a single window portal for inter-departmental and/or inter-ministerial clearances – all of which are extremely progressive steps.