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Fixed Line Telephones by Jürgen Kock — last modified Mar 15, 2013 05:33 AM
This module discusses the features and the various stages of the development of fixed line telephones, its early history, the basic principle of a fixed line telephone system, plain old telephone service, digital telephones, cordless phones to today's features of fixed line telephones.
Different forms of Video Communication by Tina Mani — last modified Mar 15, 2013 05:37 AM
In this module, Tina Mani takes us through some of the common forms of video communication such as video calling, video conferencing, telepresence and video sharing.
Broadband Policy, 2004 by Snehashish Ghosh — last modified Mar 15, 2013 05:47 AM
The Broadband Policy, 2004 (“Policy”) was laid down by the Government of India in order to realize the potential of broadband services. It aimed at enhancing the quality of life by implementation of tele-education, tele-medicine, e-governance, entertainment and also to generate employment through high speed access to information and web-based communication.
National Telecom Policy, 1994 by Snehashish Ghosh — last modified Mar 15, 2013 05:51 AM
The National Telecom Policy, 1994 was formulated for the purpose of opening up the Indian markets for foreign direct investment as well as domestic investment in the telecom sector. The Policy also aimed at providing ‘world class’ quality telecom services and development of telecom services in India. One of the main goals of the 1994 Policy was to increase accessibility to telecom services.
New Telecom Policy, 1999 by Snehashish Ghosh — last modified Mar 15, 2013 05:56 AM
The New Telecom Policy, 1999 was formulated on the basis of the report of Group on Telecommunication. The Government, constituted a high level Group on Telecommunication (GoT) to review the existing telecom policy i.e., the National Telecom Policy, 1994. The main reason for a new telecom policy was that the goals of the National Telecom policy, 1994 were not achieved within the stipulated time period and on the other hand there was immense growth in information and communication technology, this led to the need for a change in the telecom policy.
National Telecom Policy, 2012 by Snehashish Ghosh — last modified Mar 15, 2013 06:00 AM
The National Telecom Policy, 2012 was approved by the Union Cabinet on May 31, 2012.
Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995 by Snehashish Ghosh — last modified Mar 15, 2013 06:10 AM
In this module, Snehashish examines the purpose of the legislation, the persons affected by it, the administrative bodies which come under the Act, the penalties (including the consequences in case of non-compliance), appeal process and the debates surrounding the legislation.
Indian Telegraph Act, 1885 by Snehashish Ghosh — last modified Mar 15, 2013 06:13 AM
The main object of the Telegraph Act was to give power to the Government to install telegraph lines on private as well as public property.
The Indian Wireless Telegraphy Act, 1933 by Snehashish Ghosh — last modified Mar 15, 2013 06:16 AM
In this module, Snehashish Ghosh throws light on the main objective of the Act — that of regulating the possession of wireless telegraphy apparatus.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Act, 1997 by Snehashish Ghosh — last modified Mar 15, 2013 06:21 AM
The main objective of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Act, 1997 (TRAI Act) was to establish the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) and Telecom Dispute Settlement Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT). The main purpose of these two institutions established under the TRAI Act is to regulate telecommunication services, adjudicate disputes, dispose appeals and protect the interest of the service providers as well as the consumers. The Act also aims at promoting and ensuring orderly growth of the telecom sector.
DoT — Its Powers and Responsibilities by Snehashish Ghosh — last modified Mar 15, 2013 06:24 AM
The Department of Telecommunication (DoT) works under the aegis of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. DoT is headed a secretary, who is a senior member of the Indian Administrative Services. The secretary of the DoT reports to the Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology.
Government Policy and Guidelines by Snehashish Ghosh — last modified Mar 15, 2013 06:27 AM
In this unit Snehashish dwells upon the four main policy guidelines that were formulated by the Government of India.
TRAI Regulations by Snehashish Ghosh — last modified Mar 15, 2013 06:35 AM
This section will deal with all regulations issued by TRAI in the course of its functions.
TRAI Telecommunication Tariff Orders by Snehashish Ghosh — last modified Mar 15, 2013 07:04 AM
This section will deal with the Telecommunication Tariff Order, 1999 which was issued by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, in order to put a cap on the call rates and other allied services.
Spectrum Management by Snehashish Ghosh — last modified Mar 15, 2013 07:07 AM
Snehashish takes us through the entire process of spectrum management — auctioning and allocation process for all kinds of spectrum, the initial process of auctioning, how the bidders are selected, criterion for allocation, time taken to allocate, selection of band, interference issues, spectrum refarming, and spectrum reallocation.
Licensing Framework for Telecom: A Historical Overview by Snehashish Ghosh — last modified Mar 15, 2013 07:13 AM
In this unit, Snehashish Ghosh tells us about licence, and lists out the major changes in the telecom licensing schemes since 1991.
Market Structure in the Telecom Industry by Snehashish Ghosh — last modified Mar 15, 2013 07:17 AM
In this unit Snehashish examines the market structure of telecom industry — which include the teledensity, wireless, wireline, and internet services.
Cable Television by Srividya Vaidyanathan — last modified Mar 15, 2013 08:33 AM
Srividya Vaidyanathan brings you the history and evolution of cable television in India, how it works, cable television penetration in India, digitization rule and the end consumer in India.
Internet Protocol Television by Tina Mani — last modified Mar 15, 2013 08:37 AM
In this unit, Tina Mani discusses about Internet Protocol Television (IP TV), what is it, its history, how it works, and the service providers in India.
IPTV (FAQs) by Tina Mani — last modified Mar 15, 2013 08:51 AM
This chapter deals with frequently asked questions relating to difference between IPTV and mobile television, IPTV and Internet television, difference between broadcast and unicast methods of television, additional support required for handsets to support MBMS, etc.
Mobile Television by Tina Mani — last modified Mar 15, 2013 08:56 AM
In this chapter, Tina Mani tells us about DVB-H technology, MBMS technology and combining satellite television with mobile.
Broadband Wireless Access – Standards by Jürgen Kock — last modified Mar 15, 2013 09:21 AM
In this unit, Jürgen Kock tells us about the broadband wireless access standards, why do we need technical standards, who defines BWA standards, WiMAX standards and long term evolution.
Mobile Television by Tina Mani — last modified Mar 15, 2013 09:28 AM
Tina Mani tells us what is a mobile television, the more widely deployed method of viewing mobile television and what does video on demand do in this blog post.
Module 8.3 (Mobile Television FAQs) by Tina Mani — last modified Mar 15, 2013 09:35 AM
Tina Mani gives answers to commonly asked questions on the differences between mobile television and video, video downloading and video streaming, suitable video compression standard for mobile television, content delivery network, specific regulations needed to increase the adoption of mobile television in India, etc.
Mesh Networks by Ravikiran Annaswamy — last modified Mar 15, 2013 09:39 AM
Ravikiran Annaswamy tells us the definition of Mesh Networks, its importance, applications and the things to explore in future.

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