Mumbai: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) had sought comments / counter-comments of stakeholders on the consultation paper on "Digital Transformation through 5G Ecosystem" dated 29 September 2023. The last date for receiving written comments and counter-comments from the stakeholders was initially fixed as 30 October 2023 and 13 November 2023 respectively. On 30 October, TRAIfurther extended the last date for submission of written comments up to 27 November 2023 and for counter-comments up to 11 December 2023.
TRAI has received requests from Industry Associations for further extension of timeline for submission of comments citing various reasons like difficulty in collating the essential information from the respective teams. They have also mentioned that the paper covers very important issues pertaining to the policy challenges and the right policy framework for faster adoption and effective utilisation of new technologies and they are in the process of compiling and streamlining diverse views of their members.
Keeping in view the requests of stakeholders, it has been decided to extend the last date for submission of written comments up to 26 December 2023 and for counter-comments up to 8 January 2024.