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The Telecommunications Bill, 2023 passed by Lok Sabha

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  1. Lok Sabha passed the Telecommunication Bill, 2023, replacing the antiquated Indian Telegraph Act of 1885.
  2. Minister Ashwini Vaishnav hailed the bill as a historic step, highlighting the Digital India campaign’s impact on telecom infrastructure growth.
  3. The bill emphasizes user protection, imposing strict penalties for fraudulent SIM acquisitions to safeguard user privacy.
  4. It aims to amend and consolidate laws related to telecommunication services, spectrum assignment, and network operations.
  5. Industry responses to the bill have been mixed, with IAMAI praising the exclusion of internet companies, while IFF raised concerns about potential surveillance powers reminiscent of colonial-era laws.
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