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by Ben Bas last modified Aug 30, 2015 06:59 AM

Opinion: Delicensing 6 GHz, 60 GHz bands is crucial to improve Wi-Fi scenario in India

by Abhishek Raj — last modified Jan 03, 2022 03:30 PM
January 03, 2022

Recently, there has been growing demand from industry bodies and associations to delicense 6 GHz and 60 GHz bands in India.

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Gram Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP): An Opportunity for Funding Rural Internet Connectivity in India

by Abhishek Raj — last modified Dec 14, 2021 02:12 AM
December 14, 2021

A paper titled "Gram Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP): An Opportunity for Funding Rural Internet Connectivity in India" authored by CIS' researcher Abhishek Raj got published in the book "Community Networks: Towards Sustainable Funding Models". This book was released at the United Nations Internet Governance Forum(IGF) 2021, and is also the official outcome of the IGF Dynamic Coalition on Community Connectivity (DC3).

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Response to TRAI Consultation Paper on Broadband Connectivity and Speed

by Shyam Ponappa — last modified Dec 20, 2020 08:43 AM
December 20, 2020

CIS comments on Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s Consultation Paper on Roadmap to Promote Broadband Connectivity and Enhanced Broadband Speed

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Unlock = Open, not Choked!

by Shyam Ponappa — last modified Jun 15, 2020 03:04 AM
June 15, 2020

Don't let a virus stall initiatives and weaken the economy.

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Kick-start the economy with cash flow

by Shyam Ponappa — last modified May 24, 2020 08:43 PM
May 24, 2020

Pay government dues and enable high-speed connectivity

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High priced restrictive entry, distorted regulations make India's telecom sector unattractive

by Rekha Jain — last modified May 20, 2020 08:43 AM
May 20, 2020

In the wake of COVID-19, the PM has emphasized the opportunity to attract FDI by transforming the business environment and urged policy makers to ease the way business is done.

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What BharatNet can learn from the rural-roads scheme: involve states, local bodies, private sector

by Rekha Jain — last modified May 20, 2020 08:12 AM
May 20, 2020

BharatNet appears to be foundering. It has a top-down approach with little involvement of the states, implementing agencies, or vendors. In contrast, PMGSY, considered a success, works in a bottom-up manner. Its implementation mechanism involves a dedicated agency from the user ministry, PWD, rural-road development agencies, gram panchayats, private operators, etc.

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Why India functions the way it does

by Shyam Ponappa — last modified Feb 10, 2020 05:51 PM
February 10, 2020

Ever wondered who gains from the way we work?

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Save telecom with a reprise of NTP-99

by Shyam Ponappa — last modified Feb 07, 2020 03:02 PM
February 07, 2020

Radical steps are needed to fix the telecom crisis

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