Centre for Internet & Society

TRAI and the Disclosure of Personal Information

by Nehaa Chaudhari and Vidushi Marda

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), in March 2015 invited comments on its Consultation Paper for the regulation of over-the-top (OTT) services. In an unprecedented wave of public participation, TRAI received over a million e-mails in support of net neutrality.

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Response to TRAI Consultation Paper on Regulatory Framework for Over-the-Top (OTT) Services

by Pranesh Prakash

The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) sent a joint response to the TRAI Consultation Paper on Regulatory Framework for Over-the-top (OTT) Services with scholars from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. The response was sent on March 27, 2015.

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Railway Takeaways for Digital India

by Shyam Ponappa

Extending the approach of the Railway Budget to telecommunications and broadband. For the first time since the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) formed the government last year, we have something more than grand aspirational statements to go by.

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TRAI-ing Times: The Story So Far

by Tarun Krishnakumar

24th December, 2014 marked a pivotal moment in the Indian experience with network neutrality. On this date, one of India’s largest telecom players, Bharti Airtel, announced the introduction of a new ‘VoIP’ usage policy for its mobile users.

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A Road Map for Digital India

by Shyam Ponappa

India's current policies for telecommunications don't serve our interests. Here's what must change.

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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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