AV Gokak

VoicenData Bureau
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He once said, "telecom industry needs a dose of oxygen

immediately." He was true to his words. He held the view that growth should

not be limited to only through government spending and convinced the government

to ensure private telecom companies made their contribution as well through

their investment. He also had a role to play in allowing private operators to

set up their own tariff structure for their customers. He also put an end to the

deadlock on interconnection when the operators were routing traffic using longer

routes. He helped streamline SACFA clearance process by setting up of SACFA

secretariat. He also worked towards convincing the government to provide more

sops to the telecom manufactures. He was also blunt in admitting that NTP 1994

was responsible for the woes of the telecom equipment manufacturers.