India receives GSMA Government Leadership Awards 2023

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Indiawas declared the winner at a ceremony organised by the Mobile World Congress on February 27, 2023, in Barcelona.

An Overview of the news:

  • Global System for Mobile Communications- The Global System for Mobile Association (GSMA) has presented the Government Leadership Award 2023to India for implementing best practices in telecom policy and regulation.

  • According to the Minister for Communications, Electronics & Information Technology and Railways, Ashwini Vaishnav, more than 85 per cent mobile tower clearances are now instantaneous.

  • With nearly 1 lakh locations in 387 districts, India's 5G roll-out is one of the fastest in the world.

  • The Global Mobile Communications Systems Association (GSMA), which represents over 750 mobile operators and 400 companies in the telecom ecosystem, recognizes one country every year.

  • Following India's'Digital India'vision, the government came out with structural and procedural reforms in September 2021.

  • Along with this several initiatives were taken like license reforms, creation of PM Gati Shakti Sanchar Portal, streamlining of Right of Way (ROW), spectrum reforms, satellite reforms etc.

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