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Building Up vs Tearing Down

by Shyam Ponappa — last modified Aug 02, 2013 07:06 AM
August 02, 2013

We have to find ways to deal with corruption without subverting our developmental aims.

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Law & Order through Traffic Systems

Law & Order through Traffic Systems

by Shyam Ponappa — last modified Jul 03, 2013 05:29 AM
July 03, 2013

A TV white space system for traffic management may induce us to observe discipline and law-abiding behaviour, writes Shyam Ponappa in an article published in the Business Standard on June 5, 2013.

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Configuring a 'Non-Toothless' Regulator (TRAI)

Configuring a 'Non-Toothless' Regulator (TRAI)

by Shyam Ponappa — last modified Jun 05, 2013 10:10 AM
June 05, 2013

A proposal to give the telecom regulator the right to impose penalties marks a sea change in the government's approach to regulation.

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Prioritizing Communications & Energy

by Shyam Ponappa — last modified Apr 28, 2013 07:01 AM
April 28, 2013

After curbing unproductive expenditure and imports, we must focus on developing communications and energy.

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Are India's Glory Days Over?

by Shyam Ponappa — last modified Mar 12, 2013 04:59 AM
March 12, 2013

Unless major structural changes are effected, India will miss an economic take-off for many years, writes Shyam Ponappa.

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Who Minds the Maxwell's Demon (Revisiting Communication Networks through the Lens of the Intermediary)

by Sharath Chandra Ram — last modified Mar 05, 2013 07:37 AM
March 05, 2013

A holistic reflection on information networks and it’s regulatory framework is possible only when the medium-specific boundary that has often separated the Internet and Telecom networks begins to dissolve, to objectively reveal points of contention in the communication network where the dynamics of network security and privacy are at large – namely, within the historic role of the intermediary at data/signal switching and routing nodes.

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The Supreme Court & Spectrum Management

by Shyam Ponappa — last modified Mar 04, 2013 08:28 AM
March 04, 2013

Only the Supreme Court can rectify spectrum management in line with other resources, but all stakeholders can contribute.

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What's Needed Is User-Centric Design, Not Good Intentions

What's Needed Is User-Centric Design, Not Good Intentions

by Shyam Ponappa — last modified Jan 25, 2013 11:26 AM
January 25, 2013

The inadequacy of essentials and conveniences around us results from a slack approach to both design and execution. We know we are deficient in execution, but we need to be more aware of deficiencies in approach and design. Good intentions, while important, cannot substitute for good systems design and execution.

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Inflation Control Through Structural Reforms

by Shyam Ponappa — last modified Dec 21, 2012 09:55 AM
December 21, 2012

Inflation will persist until supply increases. Policies must therefore address supply through structural reforms, e.g., in telecom and power.

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Folly of Mandating Spectrum Auctions

by Jayna Kothari — last modified Dec 03, 2012 09:47 AM
December 03, 2012

The recent failure of the 2G spectrum auctions has brought to the fore serious questions on auctions being the only mode for allocation of spectrum.

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