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A billion mobile users: new startup profiles and innovation insights from Mobile India 2016
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 17, 2016 — filed under: ,
The annual Mobile India conference, for which YourStory was the media partner, wrapped up recently in Bengaluru with a startup showcase and a wide range of insights on mobile innovation in India.
Located in Telecom / News & Media
December 2015 Bulletin
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 31, 2015 last modified Jan 13, 2016 02:07 PM — filed under: , , , ,
Our newsletter for the month of December 2015 is below.
Located in About Us / Newsletters
Blog Entry Millions of Indians Slam Facebook's ‘Free Basics’ App
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Dec 30, 2015 — filed under: , , ,
It has been less than two months since the nationwide launch of the Free Basics app in India. The smart phone application (formerly known as Internet.org) offers free access to Facebook, Facebook-owned products like WhatsApp, and a select suite of other websites for users who do not pay for mobile data plans.
Located in Telecom / Blog
Second Regional Conference on Connectivity for All: Future Technologies, Markets and Regulation
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 27, 2015 — filed under: ,
This conference organized by the International Telecommunications Society, IIMA IDEA Telecom Centre of Excellence and Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad was held in New Delhi from December 13 to 15, 2015. Sunil Abraham was a panelist in the session "Going beyond Cybersecurity: Internet Governance Issues".
Located in Telecom / News & Media
Blog Entry The Free Basics debate: Trai has a point in imposing temporary ban on net neutrality
by Sunil Abraham published Dec 25, 2015 — filed under: , ,
The argument against net neutrality in India is simple. Regulation cannot be based on dogma – evidence of harm must be provided before you can advocate for rules for ISPs and telecom operators.
Located in Telecom / Blog
Blog Entry Gauging Users' Reactions Towards Zero Rating
by Aadya Misra published Nov 25, 2015 — filed under: ,
In the ongoing debate about zero-rated plans and net neutrality, this blog post aims to study the possible effects of a survey conducted in Bangalore to gauge users' reactions towards such plans, and specifically "limited packs" offered by major telecom companies.
Located in Telecom / Blog
Blog Entry The Buzz Around TV White Space
by Shyam Ponappa published Nov 06, 2015 last modified Dec 16, 2015 02:21 AM — filed under:
Large blocks of underused spectrum lie tantalizingly out of reach, waiting for enabling regulation, administration, and to some extent technology, to accelerate our move towards Digital India.
Located in Telecom / Blog
Blog Entry Digital India - Now to Work
by Shyam Ponappa published Oct 03, 2015 last modified Nov 10, 2015 03:18 AM — filed under: , , ,
There's a buzz about Digital India again with an Indian PM finally reaching Silicon Valley. So are we close to broadband taking off, or is this just more hype?
Located in Telecom / Blog
September 2015 Bulletin
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 29, 2015 last modified Nov 25, 2015 01:55 AM — filed under: , , , ,
Located in About Us / Newsletters
Blog Entry Comments on the DoT Panel Report via MyGov
by Pranesh Prakash published Sep 26, 2015 — filed under: ,
On behalf of the Centre for Internet and Society, I must commend the Department of Telecom Panel on its report. Overall, it displays a far better understanding of the underlying issues than the TRAI consultation paper did, and is overall a good effort at balancing the different sides. However, some of its most important recommendations are completely off-mark and would be disastrous if accepted by the government.
Located in Telecom / Blog