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Alliance aimed at reducing internet cost launched

by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 29, 2013 09:08 AM

A number of government bodies, non-government organizations and private players have joined hands to create a coalition aimed at reducing the cost of internet access worldwide. The coalition -- Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) -- will advocate policy and regulatory reforms to push down the cost of bandwidth in developing and poor countries, where cost of internet access remains very high.

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Your telco could help spy on you

Your telco could help spy on you

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 30, 2013 06:13 AM

Telecom minister gives approval to changes in rules for mobile licences to enable such mass surveillance.

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Opportunities for TV White Spaces in India Workshop

by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 18, 2013 04:51 AM

Shyam Ponappa, a fellow at the Centre for Internet and Society is participating in a workshop on TV White Space. The workshop is being organized by the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and sponsored by the Ford Foundation at the Royal Hotel Plaza in New Delhi on June 21, 2013.

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A lifetime of five years on the internet

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2013 09:04 AM

Centre for Internet and Society observes its fifth anniversary on Sunday.

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CIS anniversary

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 06, 2013 07:28 AM

The Centre for Internet and Society will celebrate five years of its existence with an exhibition showcasing its works and accomplishments.

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Civil society & industry oppose India’s plans to modify ITRs

by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 30, 2012 09:42 AM

Industry fears ITU control over Internet; excessive content control and surveillance an issue for civil society.

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India’s telecom success story turns sour

India’s telecom success story turns sour

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 04, 2012 05:14 AM

Over the past decade, the number of cellphones in India shot up from 6.5 million to 900 million, a prime example of how an industry could exploit the vast consumer market here to achieve breathtaking rates of growth and, in the process, help transform the country.

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International ‘code-athon' in Bangalore

International ‘code-athon' in Bangalore

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 27, 2012 10:48 AM

The Centre for Internet & Society hosted this event in Bangalore. The Hindu covered the event.

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Content Developers/Trainers

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 29, 2012 01:42 PM

The Centre for Internet and Society is hiring for the full-time position of a content developer/trainer to work on an upcoming project Building Knowledge and Capacity around Telecommunication Policies in India.

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Govt set to gain ‘back-door’ access to corporate email

Govt set to gain ‘back-door’ access to corporate email

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 14, 2012 12:55 PM

The government is just a step away from gaining access to RIM’s widely used BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) service, writes Shauvik Ghosh in an article published in LiveMint on 14 February 2012.

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Nishant Shah Quoted in Livemint 2011 Tweet-out

Nishant Shah Quoted in Livemint 2011 Tweet-out

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 12:58 AM

Livemint, recently did a tweet-out which quoted people about what will be big in 2011. Nishant Shah was also quoted.

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Mobile banking set to get a boost from IMPS

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 07:38 AM

Customers will now be able to transfer money from their accounts to any other account in the country using their cellphones, through the National Payment Corporation of India's Inter-bank Mobile Payment Service (IMPS). The facility allows transactions without the need for a computer or an Internet-enabled phone.

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Wi-Fi Direct promises range, bandwidth higher than Bluetooth

Wi-Fi Direct promises range, bandwidth higher than Bluetooth

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 08:13 AM

Sharing, printing and connecting for Wi-Fi devices is going to be more convenient than ever with soon-to-be-launched technology Wi-Fi Direct, which enables devices to connect to each other without a conventional Wi-Fi hub. This article by Ramkumar Iyer was published in the Hindu on 31 October 2010.

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RIM Offered Security Fixes

RIM Offered Security Fixes

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 10:24 AM

In India Talks, BlackBerry Maker Said It Could Share Metadata, Notes Show

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Govt and BlackBerry firm wait for the other to hang up

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 10:46 AM

Sunil Abraham speaks to Archna Shukla on the stand-off between the Government of India and RIM. The news was published in expressindia.com.

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Dont hang up on this one

Dont hang up on this one

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 11:42 AM

Is 3G the next twist in the mobile phone growth story?

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APC starts research into spectrum regulation in Brazil, India, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria and South Africa

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 11:56 AM

Communication infrastructure is the foundation of the knowledge-based economy and while there has been a boom in the construction of undersea cables bringing potentially terabits of capacity to the African continent, the ability to deliver broadband to consumers is hampered by inefficient telecommunications markets and policies. Wireless connectivity offers tremendous potential to deliver affordable broadband to developing countries but inefficient spectrum policy and regulation means the opportunity to seize the advantages brought about by improvements in wireless broadband technologies are extremely limited.

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Nokia eyes GeNext to tap mobile email mkt

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 12:48 PM

Finnish handset giant banks on youth to be in the technology race

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Pushing Buttons

Pushing Buttons

by Radha Rao last modified Apr 02, 2011 01:56 PM

The coolest device of the decade – From brick-sized to size zero, the cell phone changed our lives forever – an article by Deepa Kurup, The Hindu, 1st Jan, 2010.

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IPv6: The promises and challenges

by Radha Rao last modified Apr 02, 2011 02:45 PM

An article by Pranesh Prakash, Programme Manager at the Centre for Internet and Society, in the DNA Mumbai edition (4th Nov '09)

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