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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
Blog Entry More On Those Dropped Calls
by Shyam Ponappa published Sep 04, 2015 last modified Oct 06, 2015 02:34 AM — filed under:
A basic problem is that the cost of spectrum and licences relative to earnings is too high, structurally.
Located in Telecom / Blog
August 2015 Bulletin
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 31, 2015 last modified Oct 27, 2015 12:25 AM — filed under: , , , ,
Located in About Us / Newsletters
Blog Entry Those Dropped Calls
by Shyam Ponappa published Aug 06, 2015 last modified Sep 04, 2015 02:59 PM — filed under:
And what could be done to fix them...Why do we have so many dropped calls on our mobile phones? Operators say it's because of the closure and shortage of cell towers, and too little spectrum.
Located in Telecom / Blog
July 2015 Bulletin
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 31, 2015 last modified Nov 21, 2015 04:23 PM — filed under: , , , ,
Our newsletter for the month of July is below:
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Blog Entry Funding of National Optic Fibre Network (NOFN) - Who's Accountable?
by Aditya Garg published Jul 17, 2015 last modified Jul 17, 2015 03:19 PM — filed under:
The National Optic Fibre Network, a part of the Government's Digital India Initiative, has been in the news since the recent Expert Committee Report. In this Blog, the author examines the Accountability of the funding of the project.
Located in Telecom / Blog
Blog Entry Regulatory Perspectives on Net Neutrality
by Pranesh Prakash published Jul 08, 2015 last modified Jul 18, 2015 02:46 AM — filed under: , , ,
In this paper Pranesh Prakash gives an overview on why India needs to put in place net neutrality regulations, and the form that those regulations must take to avoid being over-regulation.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry The Centrality of Cash Flows
by Shyam Ponappa published Jul 02, 2015 last modified Aug 25, 2015 04:27 PM — filed under:
Greece's experience tells us that cash flows are crucial to economic outcomes. No matter how far-reaching the vision, ambition, and slogans, the effects of cash flows are profound and inevitable.
Located in Telecom / Blog
Blog Entry Unfettering Stranded Capacity
by Shyam Ponappa published Jun 04, 2015 last modified Jul 11, 2015 04:00 PM — filed under:
Government can't control market forces, but can and must fix regulatory issues. First, the good news: the government does appear to be making serious efforts to tackle stranded capacity and stalled projects, as in the instances below. Such issues need to be resolved because of their effect on future investment and employment. Now, the bad news: one part is that some problems need solutions which are fraught with political risk.
Located in Telecom / Blog
5G Technologies Workshop by IEEE
by Rohini Lakshané published May 23, 2015 last modified Aug 29, 2015 02:10 PM — filed under:
The workshop was organized by IEEE Communications Society, Bangalore Chapter, at Bangalore on May 22 and 23, 2015. Rohini Lakshané attended the workshop.
Located in Telecom / News & Media