Speaking at the India Digital Summit organized by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), TRAI Chairman PD Vaghela admonished that “India’s future rests on its ability to embrace new technologies, towards technological disruption react and seize the right opportunities”. .
According to a statement from IAMAI, the top official also spoke at length about 5G and 6G use cases and government efforts to support research and development for various use cases at the event.
“The government is already nurturing the startup ecosystem and with over 5 billion IT professionals, India already has the greatest IT talent in the world. And with startups capitalizing on digital governance, I’m sure [email protected] will be a force to be reckoned with,” said Vaghela.
Vaghela said in his speech that the telecom regulator intends to regulate the sector transparently while promoting competition and upholding citizens’ rights.
He also pointed to the need to re-emphasize the eight crucial governance issues for India’s journey over the next 25 years, which the statement said included the overhaul of digital governance infrastructure, challenges arising from convergence and shortened investment cycles due to technology, includes disruptions and identifying appropriate technologies, taking into account the country’s demographic advantage, the strength of its IT skills and the strength of the SME sector, as well as encouraging local manufacturing of digital devices and keeping technology at the heart of policy formulation.
Putting the whole-of-government approach into practice through a collaborative approach, adopting a sustainable and equitable “whole-of-society” approach and ensuring socio-economic, digital inclusion and strengthening cybersecurity, introducing a vibrant data protection law and protecting citizens from spam and fraud are some of the other points that Vaghela mentioned in his speech.
The National Cyber Security Strategy 2023, which covers the entire ecosystem, is likely to be released soon after a task force is formed, a senior government official said Monday in a separate address at the IAMAI event.
“The existing 2013 policy is now being revised and the government has set up a task force. We have presented recommendations for the 2023 National Cybersecurity Strategy,” said Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Rajesh Pant, National Cybersecurity Coordinator.