ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Universalisation of Telecom Services: The Way Forward

Market forces and rapid technological developments have contributed to the phenomenal growth of telecom services in India, which however, remain concentrated in urban areas. This article examines the role of the universal service obligation policy in expanding rural telecom services.

Bridging the Telecom Divide

The growth in urban telephone services in India seen since 1999 has not been matched by growth in rural telephony, leading to a widening digital divide in the country. This article discusses the factors that have contributed to the divide in telecom services and issues associated with creating and sharing a backbone network in rural areas.
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