Centre for Internet & Society

Transformation, or Drift?

by Shyam Ponappa

We need transformative policies and incentives with purpose, especially in solar power and digital infrastructure.

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“OTTs Eating Into Our Revenue”: Telcos in India

by Geetha Hariharan

On August 5, 2014, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India organised a seminar on a regulatory framework for Over-The-Top services. This is a lay discussion of the Seminar and its focus on matters crucial to telecom, the Internet and the existing regulatory framework.

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A Great Start (for the Modi government)

by Shyam Ponappa

The National Democratic Alliance government has made a terrific start. Time will tell how this plays out, but it has begun decisively and set a sure tone.

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An Infrastructure Road Map

by Shyam Ponappa

What should and should not be done by a new government in this crucial sector.

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Extractive Charges on Spectrum & Petroleum

by Shyam Ponappa

The author examines whether government levies on these critical inputs are beneficial or detrimental.

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Institute for Internet & Society 2014, Pune

by Samantha Cassar

Last month, activists, journalists, researchers, and members of civil society came together at the 2014 Institute for Internet & Society in Pune, which was hosted by CIS and funded by the Ford Foundation. The Institute was a week long, in which participants heard from speakers from various backgrounds on issues arising out of the intersection of internet and society, such as intellectual property, freedom of expression, and accessibility, to name a few. Below is an official reporting summarizing sessions that took place.

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An Introduction to Spectrum Sharing

by Beli

We will look at how current technology – mainly GSM, but also CDMA and touching upon LTE - shares spectrum, how they might share spectrum, the trade-off between spectral (in this case, 'trunking') and 'economic' efficiency in the traditional, purely intra-operator shared scenario, and how it might be overcome by inter-operator sharing.

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Centre- or State-Driven Development?

by Shyam Ponappa

Federalism requires a strong Centre as well as strong states, and effective organisation and coordination -- which can be facilitated by using the Internet.

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For a Telecom Revival

by Shyam Ponappa

The government announced momentous decisions, subject to Cabinet approval, on telecom policy on December 3.

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Predictability in Infrastructure

by Shyam Ponappa

Systematic planning and execution can reduce the need for crisis management in infrastructure and manufacturing.

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