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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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Centre- or State-Driven Development?

by Shyam Ponappa — last modified Feb 12, 2014 04:47 PM
February 12, 2014

Federalism requires a strong Centre as well as strong states, and effective organisation and coordination -- which can be facilitated by using the Internet.

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For a Telecom Revival

by Shyam Ponappa — last modified Jan 13, 2014 04:32 AM
January 03, 2014

The government announced momentous decisions, subject to Cabinet approval, on telecom policy on December 3.

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Predictability in Infrastructure

by Shyam Ponappa — last modified Nov 18, 2013 08:47 AM
November 18, 2013

Systematic planning and execution can reduce the need for crisis management in infrastructure and manufacturing.

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Regrouping for Growth - Interest Rates - III

by Shyam Ponappa — last modified Oct 03, 2013 05:13 AM
October 03, 2013

Aside from muddling along, the choices are to try to grow and retain capital to staunch the gap temporarily, or to settle for low growth and capital flight.

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TRAI Consultation Paper on Spectrum

by Shyam Ponappa and A.B. Beliappa — last modified Sep 18, 2013 06:36 AM
September 04, 2013

Shyam Ponappa and A.B.Beliappa worked on this submission to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on their spectrum consultation paper. The submission was made on August 21, 2013.

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Breaking into the Closed Circle: Domestic High-Tech Manufacturing Needs Access To Markets

by Shyam Ponappa — last modified Sep 03, 2013 07:32 AM
September 03, 2013

The deferral of India's preferential market access (PMA) policy for locally manufactured high-tech products indicates some lack of clarity and/or confusion in the government.

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