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3) The Indian Telecom sector’s troubles of today are rooted in the fast-paced growth of yesterday and regulation that increased tele-density by pushing down average revenue per user. Discuss.

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3) The Indian Telecom sector’s troubles of today are rooted in the fast-paced growth of yesterday and regulation that increased tele-density by pushing down average revenue per user. Discuss.

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Why this question:

The article discusses in detail the challenges that are Indian telecom sector is facing.

Key demand of the question:

One has to detail upon the list of issues Indian telecom sector is facing and suggest what needs to be done.

Directive:

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Begin with brief introduction – quote facts on the current scenario.

Body:

Discussion should include the following:

Briefly talk about the evolution of telecom sector and how it has posed challenges for today.

Explain Challenges in Telecom Sector – Lack of fixed line penetration, High Right-of-Way (ROW) cost, spectrum allocation, corruption etc.

Explain what initiatives can be taken by the government in this direction to resolve the concerns.

Then move on to suggest solutions as to what can be done.

Conclusion:

The Prime Minister has rightly emphasised the role digital connectivity plays in society. A long-term vision plan should be made accordingly. For the time being, the government needs to provide an easy and soothing environment for telecom operators.

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