The Telecom sector in India is on the cusp of a transformative leap, fuelled by advancements in technologies such as 5G, M2M/IoT, and allied technologies. Startups, MSMEs and academia are crucial stakeholders in this growth. The Department of Telecom, Gujarat, has started its Telecom Facilitation Centre on March 21st, 2024.

This centre aims to support the telecom sector’s growth by assisting various stakeholder like startups, MSMEs, academia, licensees, registration holders etc. in not only navigating regulatory processes but also handholding for various schemes of the department and fostering innovation. This centre will also facilitate on the matters related to RoW, Building Bye-Laws 2016 etc. The Telecom Facilitation Centre aims to enhance support for M2M Service Providers by guiding them through global and national M2M standards, and streamlining the registration process and compliances. It also aids in the registration for PM WANI PDOA and App Providers, enabling the deployment of Wi-Fi hotspots across Gujarat. Furthermore, the centre will provide comprehensive support to Telecom Start-ups, SMEs, Incubators, and hubs by offering detailed information on Department of Telecom schemes. These schemes focus on innovation, R&D, including TTDF, DCIS, 5G use-case labs, skill development, and green Telecom technologies, fostering growth and innovation within the sector.