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Blog Entry Cashlessness Needs Connectivity
by Shyam Ponappa published Feb 02, 2017 — filed under: ,
And connectivity needs political and administrative convergence. This new year brings with it uncertainties amidst the push for cashlessness. Without going into the demerits or otherwise, some clarity on a road map to go forward from where we are might help with realistic planning to manage our way out of this situation.
Located in Telecom / Blog
December 2016 Newsletter
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 31, 2016 last modified Jan 28, 2017 12:02 PM — filed under: , , , ,
Welcome to the December 2016 newsletter of the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS).
Located in About Us / Newsletters
Blog Entry CIS Submission to TRAI Consultation Note on Model for Nation-wide Interoperable and Scalable Public Wi-Fi Networks
by Japreet Grewal, Pranesh Prakash, Sharath Chandra, Sumandro Chattapadhyay, Sunil Abraham, and Udbhav Tiwari, with expert comments from Amelia Andersdotter published Dec 12, 2016 last modified Dec 12, 2016 01:59 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , ,
​This submission presents responses by the CIS on the ​Consultation Note on Model for Nation-wide Interoperable and Scalable Public Wi-Fi Networks published by the TRAI on November 15, 2016. Our analysis of the solution proposed in the Note, in brief, is that there is no need of a solution for non-existing interoperability problem for authentication and payment services for accessing public Wi-Fi networks. The proposed solution in this Note only adds to over-regulation in this sector, and does not incentivise new investment in the sector, but only establishes UIDAI and NPCI as the monopoly service providers for authentication and payment services.
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Net subs grow significantly but public Wi-Fi idea flayed
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 21, 2016 — filed under: ,
Even as internet subscribers are growing significantly across Indian states, TRAI's idea of public Wi-Fi has been flayed by stakeholders.
Located in Telecom / News & Media
Free data, net neutrality: Discussion on TRAI paper
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 25, 2016 — filed under: ,
Given the complicated issues around net neutrality, an open house discussion was held in Hyderabad on October 24, 2016 on Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s consultation paper on free data. The event was organized by TRAI. Udbhav Tiwari attended the open house discussion.
Located in Telecom / News & Media
Seminar on Quality of Services in Telecom and Data Services: Issues, Challenges and Solutions
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 19, 2016 last modified Oct 19, 2016 02:15 AM — filed under: ,
National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi organized a seminar on quality of services in telecom and data in Delhi on September 21, 2016. Shyam Ponappa was a speaker.
Located in Telecom / News & Media
Blog Entry A Market Structure for Digital India
by Shyam Ponappa published Oct 10, 2016 — filed under: ,
If delivery is priced below cost, communications services will be unsustainable and ineffective. The stress in the telecom sector is evident from the data. The market capitalisation of listed telecom operators has been stagnant since the 3G auction in 2010, while the government collected Rs 2.83 lakh crore of non-tax charges from them.
Located in Telecom / Blog
Blog Entry Digital India Needs These Policy Changes
by Shyam Ponappa published Sep 01, 2016 last modified Oct 02, 2016 10:09 AM — filed under: , ,
Appropriate policies will increase connectivity much more than spectrum auctions.
Located in Telecom / Blog
Blog Entry CIS Submission to TRAI Consultation on Proliferation of Broadband through Public Wi­Fi Networks
by Sunil Abraham, Sharath Chandra Ram, Vidushi Marda, and Thejaswi Melarkode published Aug 28, 2016 last modified Oct 02, 2016 06:16 AM — filed under:
The Centre for Internet and Society (“CIS”) is grateful for the opportunity to comment on this Consultation Paper (“Paper”). The comments were prepared by Sunil Abraham, Sharath Chandra Ram, Vidushi Marda, and Thejaswi Melarkode. Special thanks to Shyam Ponappa and Arjun Venkatraman for their inputs and feedback.
Located in Telecom / Blog
TRAI Free Data paper: Paytm to Hike, the responses from other companies
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 09, 2016 — filed under:
Here's a look at responses of other players like Paytm, Hike Messenger, Nasscom, Centre for Internet Society to TRAI's paper.
Located in Telecom / News & Media