TRAI recommends creation of fund for telecom R and D
"Subsequently, setting up of Telecom Entrepreneurship Promotion Fund (TEPF) and Telecom Manufacturing Promotion Fund (TMPF) should also be considered."
According to the report, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) should be mandated to monitor the progress of the local industry.
"The progress of indigenous telecommunication equipment manufacturing m the country should be monitored m
DoT at least at the level of Member, Telecom Commission," the report said in a report.
The recommendations came after a consultation paper on the subject was issued on September 18, 2017.