DoT, to promote telecom exports

By : |July 29, 1999 0

The Department of Telecommunication (DoT),
Ministry of Commerce and Electronic and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC)
have jointly set up a group for boosting exports of indigenous telecom equipment, services
and technologies.

The group called focus action group (FAG), headed by Vijay
Kumar – Advisor (production) with the Telecom Commission, would evolve strategy for
enhancing exports by way of focussed promotional programmes like exhibitions and
delegations in major export potential areas in Saarc, South-East Asia, West Europe, Africa
and North America.

Exports for the year 1998-99 of India’s telecom and
services were estimated at Rs. 3050 crore recording a growth of five per cent in rupee
terms over the previous year.

In dollar terms, India’s exports ammounted to $ 735
million, an insignificant presence in the worldwide telecom services and telecom equipment
sector accounting for 42 per cent and 8 per cent respectively, of the worldwide
information and communication technology market estimated at about $1,500 billion.

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