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Delayed Cash Flows and NPAs

Posted by Shyam Ponappa at Apr 28, 2019 04:36 AM |
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We need to rid ourselves of a tolerance of delayed payments to avoid their consequences.

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Recapturing the Commons

Posted by Shyam Ponappa at Mar 07, 2019 07:00 PM |
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Regulations that facilitate infrastructure with appropriate public resource use will enhance productivity.

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A great start on Wi-Fi reforms

Posted by Shyam Ponappa at Nov 30, 2018 04:43 PM |
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The 5 GHz regulations are exactly what we needed for a start. But we need a lot more, and not only from the DoT.

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Policies & the Public Interest

Posted by Shyam Ponappa at Oct 04, 2018 03:00 PM |
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The public interest calls for real reforms for equitable growth.

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The Problems That Should Occupy Our Electioneers

Posted by Shyam Ponappa at Jul 06, 2018 12:05 AM |
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The prize in the elections next year could be a winner's curse.

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Comments on the Telecom Commercial Communications Customer Preference Regulations

Posted by Sandeep Kumar, Torsha Sarkar, Swaraj Barooah, Gurshabad Grover at Jun 22, 2018 10:15 AM |

This submission presents comments by the Centre for Internet & Society, India (“CIS”) on the Telecom Commercial Communications Customer Preference Regulations which was released to the public by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on 29th May 2018 for comments and views.

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India's Draft Telecom Policy Needs to Bridge the Gap Between Intent and Execution

Posted by Anubha Sinha at May 07, 2018 04:13 PM |
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Earlier this week, India’s department of telecommunications (DoT) released a draft new telecom policy, titled ‘Draft National Digital Communications Policy 2018’.

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The Huawei pointer

Posted by Shyam Ponappa at May 06, 2018 01:04 PM |
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Taking a cue from Huawei. Huawei has an awe-inspiring record of drive, perseverance, fortuitous circumstances, good strategy, execution, and success.

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NPAs & Bad Banks

Posted by Shyam Ponappa at Mar 25, 2018 03:53 AM |
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Correcting misinformed impressions about NPAs, and the Swedish model for setting up a Bad Bank.

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Matching Realities and Aspirations

Posted by Shyam Ponappa at Feb 01, 2018 11:50 AM |
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Leaving aside fixing the 'mountains' such as land acquisition, NPAs etc, here are some thoughts on systemic focus and action.

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Submission to TRAI Consultation on "Inputs for Formulation of National Telecom Policy - 2018"

Posted by Pranesh Prakash at Jan 25, 2018 02:46 PM |
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Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) made a submission to TRAI Consultation on inputs to the National Telecom Policy.

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The 2G Judgment of December 2017: What Was It About?

Posted by Shyam Ponappa at Jan 18, 2018 02:40 PM |
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The judgment provides a critique of how no proper evidence was presented on existence of an FCFS policy and its improper implementation.

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The tragedy of the unused commons

Posted by Shyam Ponappa at Dec 07, 2017 12:00 PM |
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Hope for the good sense and guts to handle it.

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CIS Comments on TRAI Consultation Paper on Promoting Local Telecom Equipment Manufacturing

Posted by Anubha Sinha at Nov 26, 2017 02:55 AM |
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The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) sent comments to the TRAI Consultation Paper on promoting telecom equipment manufacturing. CIS submission drew primarily from the research done in the Pervasive Technologies project.

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Response Submission on TRAI's Consultation Paper on Privacy, Security and Ownership of Data in Telecom Sector

Posted by Amber Sinha, Elonnai Hickok and Udbhav Tiwari at Nov 08, 2017 01:20 AM |

CIS submitted its comments on the consultation paper on privacy, security and ownership of data in telecom sector which was published by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India on August 9, 2017.

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Nobel Laureate Richard Thaler's Views On Auctions

Posted by Shyam Ponappa at Nov 07, 2017 10:55 AM |
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The government has already set up a Nudge unit; now, it should apply the Nobel laureate's insights on auctions relating to essential infrastructure.

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NPAs & Structural Issues

Posted by Shyam Ponappa at Oct 11, 2017 11:55 AM |
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To fix one you need to fix the others.

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Revamp Telecom Sector & Revive The Economy

Posted by Shyam Ponappa at Sep 08, 2017 10:05 PM |
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Share infrastructure and spectrum, and adopt revenue-sharing for growth. There’s little doubt our economy is facing a slough of problems, including misdirection and loss of momentum.

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A New Telecom Policy That Works

Posted by Shyam Ponappa at Aug 03, 2017 12:00 PM |
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A sound NTP-2018 requires sustainable, integrated policies that address our realities.

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Broadband Reforms for Local Manufacturing

Posted by Shyam Ponappa at Jun 05, 2017 07:00 PM |
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Broadband in India needs reforms for local manufacturing and for infrastructure expansion and utilisation.

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