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Blog Entry A Market Structure for Digital India
by Shyam Ponappa published Oct 10, 2016 — filed under: ,
If delivery is priced below cost, communications services will be unsustainable and ineffective. The stress in the telecom sector is evident from the data. The market capitalisation of listed telecom operators has been stagnant since the 3G auction in 2010, while the government collected Rs 2.83 lakh crore of non-tax charges from them.
Located in Telecom / Blog
Blog Entry Digital India Needs These Policy Changes
by Shyam Ponappa published Sep 01, 2016 last modified Oct 02, 2016 10:09 AM — filed under: , ,
Appropriate policies will increase connectivity much more than spectrum auctions.
Located in Telecom / Blog
Blog Entry CIS Submission to TRAI Consultation on Proliferation of Broadband through Public Wi­Fi Networks
by Sunil Abraham, Sharath Chandra Ram, Vidushi Marda, and Thejaswi Melarkode published Aug 28, 2016 last modified Oct 02, 2016 06:16 AM — filed under:
The Centre for Internet and Society (“CIS”) is grateful for the opportunity to comment on this Consultation Paper (“Paper”). The comments were prepared by Sunil Abraham, Sharath Chandra Ram, Vidushi Marda, and Thejaswi Melarkode. Special thanks to Shyam Ponappa and Arjun Venkatraman for their inputs and feedback.
Located in Telecom / Blog
TRAI Free Data paper: Paytm to Hike, the responses from other companies
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 09, 2016 — filed under:
Here's a look at responses of other players like Paytm, Hike Messenger, Nasscom, Centre for Internet Society to TRAI's paper.
Located in Telecom / News & Media
Call drops: Dealing with the menace or just shifting goal posts?
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 01, 2016 — filed under: ,
It is nothing short of an irony that the world’s second largest mobile user market that boasts of being the world’s fastest growing economy is plagued by poor infrastructure and overloaded networks to an extent that many callers are cut off even before they can finish a sentence. The fault in India’s much-acclaimed telecom revolution is a questioning, frequent phenomenon called “call drops”. There have been several signature campaigns and media pressure demanding that the government and telecom companies get their heads together to fix this raging demon of a problem. However, all they have been treated with is lip service and nothing more.
Located in Telecom / News & Media
Slow internet driving you nuts? Here is how your service provider is fleecing you
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 01, 2016 — filed under: , ,
June 20 was World Wifi Day — an occasion to celebrate speedy, reliable internet connections. India, although a major internet market and the fastest growing now, is a very odd place for such celebration. Average internet speed in India is lower than all other countries in BRICs and lower than most other emerging economies.
Located in Telecom / News & Media
Blog Entry CIS Submission to TRAI Consultation on Free Data
by Pranesh Prakash published Jun 30, 2016 last modified Jul 01, 2016 04:04 PM — filed under: , , , , , ,
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) held a consultation on Free Data, for which CIS sent in the following comments.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Workshop on Set-top Boxes
by Anubha Sinha published Jun 23, 2016 last modified Jun 24, 2016 03:13 PM — filed under: , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) is organising a one-day workshop in Delhi on Tuesday, July 12 on the evolution and state of the set-top box as an access device in India.
Located in Telecom / Events
Blog Entry Airtel Open Network
by Harsh Gupta and Aditya Tejas published Jun 17, 2016 last modified Jun 17, 2016 11:58 AM — filed under:
Today, Airtel launched its Open Network platform. The web page displays visualization data on network coverage and signal strength across the country, as well as a detailed breakdown of cell tower placement, including towers that are shutdown or still being planned.
Located in Telecom / Blog
Blog Entry Breakthroughs Needed For Digital India
by Shyam Ponappa published May 04, 2016 — filed under: ,
It's time the government accepts that current policies are not enough to bring about Digital India.
Located in Telecom / Blog