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Breakthroughs Needed For Digital India

by Shyam Ponappa — last modified May 04, 2016 02:34 AM
May 04, 2016

It's time the government accepts that current policies are not enough to bring about Digital India.

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Connectivity: Let's Apply What We Know

by Shyam Ponappa — last modified Apr 06, 2016 01:19 AM
April 06, 2016

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it - George Santayana. Reprise good decisions, and avoid the missteps.

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TRAI Consultation on Differential Pricing for Data Services - Post-Open House Discussion Submission

by Sumandro Chattapadhyay — last modified Mar 30, 2016 01:13 PM

The Centre for Internet and Society sent this submission to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) following the Open House Discussion on Differential Pricing of Data Services, held in Delhi on February 21, 2016.

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Bottled-Up National Assets

by Shyam Ponappa — last modified Mar 02, 2016 02:21 AM
March 02, 2016

Apply electronic toll collection systems to roads, and adapt road network concepts in organizing and managing communications networks.

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Millions of Indians Slam Facebook's ‘Free Basics’ App

by Subhashish Panigrahi — last modified Dec 30, 2015 02:37 PM

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.

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The Free Basics debate: Trai has a point in imposing temporary ban on net neutrality

by Sunil Abraham — last modified Dec 25, 2015 02:58 PM
December 25, 2015

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.

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The Buzz Around TV White Space

by Shyam Ponappa — last modified Dec 16, 2015 02:21 AM
December 16, 2015

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.

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Gauging Users' Reactions Towards Zero Rating

by Aadya Misra — last modified Nov 25, 2015 03:30 PM
November 25, 2015

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.

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Digital India - Now to Work

by Shyam Ponappa — last modified Nov 10, 2015 03:18 AM
November 10, 2015

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?

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More On Those Dropped Calls

by Shyam Ponappa — last modified Oct 06, 2015 02:34 AM
October 06, 2015

A basic problem is that the cost of spectrum and licences relative to earnings is too high, structurally.

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