The telecommunication sector has been the fastest-growing market in India. From the unceasing growth that this industry has been witnessing in the last few years, it could be said to have accounted as a major component in the growth of the Indian Economy. However with the ever-expanding market size in this field, there has been introduction of many new players in the market, that has resulted in stiff competition among the operators.The fast- paced developments have also resulted in a number of challenges and complex issues in competition. To regulate these conflicts some of regulatory authorities have come forward, thus leading to a complex overlapping of jurisdictions.
This paper aims to analyse the evolution process of the sector from monopoly to privatisation. It will also highlight some of the recent bills and statutes which regulates the Telecom industry other than CCI. . The paper also focuses on the evolving jurisdictional issue in competition policy with regard to the telecommunications sector in India and the proposition that has been structured and made effective by the Government of India and its various regulatory bodies. The paper has also attempted to explore the current conflicts with help of some relevant case laws.
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