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Railway Takeaways for Digital India

by Shyam Ponappa — last modified Apr 10, 2015 01:37 PM
April 10, 2015

Extending the approach of the Railway Budget to telecommunications and broadband. For the first time since the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) formed the government last year, we have something more than grand aspirational statements to go by.

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TRAI-ing Times: The Story So Far

by Tarun Krishnakumar — last modified Mar 30, 2015 01:32 PM
March 19, 2015

24th December, 2014 marked a pivotal moment in the Indian experience with network neutrality. On this date, one of India’s largest telecom players, Bharti Airtel, announced the introduction of a new ‘VoIP’ usage policy for its mobile users.

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A Road Map for Digital India

by Shyam Ponappa — last modified Dec 28, 2014 01:25 AM
December 28, 2014

India's current policies for telecommunications don't serve our interests. Here's what must change.

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“OTTs Eating Into Our Revenue”: Telcos in India

by Geetha Hariharan — last modified Sep 10, 2014 05:36 AM
September 10, 2014

On August 5, 2014, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India organised a seminar on a regulatory framework for Over-The-Top services. This is a lay discussion of the Seminar and its focus on matters crucial to telecom, the Internet and the existing regulatory framework.

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Transformation, or Drift?

by Shyam Ponappa — last modified Aug 11, 2014 04:57 AM
August 11, 2014

We need transformative policies and incentives with purpose, especially in solar power and digital infrastructure.

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A Great Start (for the Modi government)

by Shyam Ponappa — last modified Jul 04, 2014 07:32 AM
July 04, 2014

The National Democratic Alliance government has made a terrific start. Time will tell how this plays out, but it has begun decisively and set a sure tone.

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An Infrastructure Road Map

by Shyam Ponappa — last modified Jun 02, 2014 08:30 AM
June 02, 2014

What should and should not be done by a new government in this crucial sector.

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Extractive Charges on Spectrum & Petroleum

by Shyam Ponappa — last modified Apr 07, 2014 03:57 AM
April 07, 2014

The author examines whether government levies on these critical inputs are beneficial or detrimental.

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Institute for Internet & Society 2014, Pune

by Samantha Cassar — last modified Apr 07, 2014 11:31 AM

Last month, activists, journalists, researchers, and members of civil society came together at the 2014 Institute for Internet & Society in Pune, which was hosted by CIS and funded by the Ford Foundation. The Institute was a week long, in which participants heard from speakers from various backgrounds on issues arising out of the intersection of internet and society, such as intellectual property, freedom of expression, and accessibility, to name a few. Below is an official reporting summarizing sessions that took place.

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An Introduction to Spectrum Sharing

by Beli — last modified Mar 20, 2014 09:34 AM
February 24, 2014

We will look at how current technology – mainly GSM, but also CDMA and touching upon LTE - shares spectrum, how they might share spectrum, the trade-off between spectral (in this case, 'trunking') and 'economic' efficiency in the traditional, purely intra-operator shared scenario, and how it might be overcome by inter-operator sharing.

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