Centre for Internet & Society

The growth in telecommunications in India has been impressive. While the potential for growth and returns exist, a range of issues need to be addressed for this potential to be realized. One aspect is more extensive rural coverage and the second aspect is a countrywide access to broadband which is low at about eight million subscriptions. Both require effective and efficient use of networks and resources, including spectrum. In this connection, Shyam Ponappa continues to write his monthly column for the Business Standard.

Key Research


  1. India's untapped potential: Are a billion people losing out because of spectrum?, Shyam Ponappa, Association for Progressive Communications, January 2011.
  2. India Study Tour - Report: The South African Telecommunications Sector: Poised for Change, Sagie Chetty, 24 November 2009.