Centre for Internet & Society

Net subs grow significantly but public Wi-Fi idea flayed

by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 21, 2016 01:55 PM

Even as internet subscribers are growing significantly across Indian states, TRAI's idea of public Wi-Fi has been flayed by stakeholders.

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Free data, net neutrality: Discussion on TRAI paper

by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 25, 2016 01:34 AM

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.

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Seminar on Quality of Services in Telecom and Data Services: Issues, Challenges and Solutions

by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 19, 2016 02:15 AM

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.

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TRAI Free Data paper: Paytm to Hike, the responses from other companies

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 09, 2016 02:44 AM

Here's a look at responses of other players like Paytm, Hike Messenger, Nasscom, Centre for Internet Society to TRAI's paper.

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Call drops: Dealing with the menace or just shifting goal posts?

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 01, 2016 04:45 PM

It is nothing short of an irony that the world’s second largest mobile user market that boasts of being the world’s fastest growing economy is plagued by poor infrastructure and overloaded networks to an extent that many callers are cut off even before they can finish a sentence. The fault in India’s much-acclaimed telecom revolution is a questioning, frequent phenomenon called “call drops”. There have been several signature campaigns and media pressure demanding that the government and telecom companies get their heads together to fix this raging demon of a problem. However, all they have been treated with is lip service and nothing more.

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Slow internet driving you nuts? Here is how your service provider is fleecing you

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 01, 2016 03:32 PM

June 20 was World Wifi Day — an occasion to celebrate speedy, reliable internet connections. India, although a major internet market and the fastest growing now, is a very odd place for such celebration. Average internet speed in India is lower than all other countries in BRICs and lower than most other emerging economies.

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India's ‘Facebook ruling’ is another nail in the coffin of the MNO model

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 28, 2016 03:44 AM

Ability to access 'net from mobe no longer considered a miracle.

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A Megacorp’s Basic Instinct

A Megacorp’s Basic Instinct

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 04, 2016 01:53 PM

Bolstered by academia and civil society, TRAI stands its ground against FB’s Free Basics publicity blitz.

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Trai promises final call on differential pricing by month-end after 'lively' open house

Trai promises final call on differential pricing by month-end after 'lively' open house

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 26, 2016 02:41 AM

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) will take a final call on differential pricing by the end of January , its chairman said, describing the open house discussions on the regulator's contentious consultation paper as "lively".

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A billion mobile users: new startup profiles and innovation insights from Mobile India 2016

A billion mobile users: new startup profiles and innovation insights from Mobile India 2016

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 17, 2016 03:13 PM

The annual Mobile India conference, for which YourStory was the media partner, wrapped up recently in Bengaluru with a startup showcase and a wide range of insights on mobile innovation in India.

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Second Regional Conference on Connectivity for All: Future Technologies, Markets and Regulation

by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 27, 2015 04:16 PM

This conference organized by the International Telecommunications Society, IIMA IDEA Telecom Centre of Excellence and Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad was held in New Delhi from December 13 to 15, 2015. Sunil Abraham was a panelist in the session "Going beyond Cybersecurity: Internet Governance Issues".

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5G Technologies Workshop by IEEE

by Rohini Lakshané last modified Aug 29, 2015 02:10 PM

The workshop was organized by IEEE Communications Society, Bangalore Chapter, at Bangalore on May 22 and 23, 2015. Rohini Lakshané attended the workshop.

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Net neutrality: Trai receives over 2 lakh mails

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 08, 2015 02:11 AM

The idea of an open internet can bring together not just worried netizens but politicians of all hues.

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Times Group wants TRAI to save the Internet from greedy telcos via Net Neutrality

by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 05, 2014 12:52 AM

In an especially strong attack against perceived threats to its Internet-based business, the Times of India group has sought regulatory intervention to ensure what is popularly called Net Neutrality, or the concept that internet service providers must charge only from the end consumer.

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Broadband Internet needs attention: Sunil Abraham

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 17, 2014 08:59 AM

Telecom regulation is mostly a success, but wired and wireless broadband needs attention, says Centre for Internet and Society executive director.

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Alliance aimed at reducing internet cost launched

by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 29, 2013 09:08 AM

A number of government bodies, non-government organizations and private players have joined hands to create a coalition aimed at reducing the cost of internet access worldwide. The coalition -- Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) -- will advocate policy and regulatory reforms to push down the cost of bandwidth in developing and poor countries, where cost of internet access remains very high.

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Your telco could help spy on you

Your telco could help spy on you

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 30, 2013 06:13 AM

Telecom minister gives approval to changes in rules for mobile licences to enable such mass surveillance.

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Opportunities for TV White Spaces in India Workshop

by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 18, 2013 04:51 AM

Shyam Ponappa, a fellow at the Centre for Internet and Society is participating in a workshop on TV White Space. The workshop is being organized by the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and sponsored by the Ford Foundation at the Royal Hotel Plaza in New Delhi on June 21, 2013.

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A lifetime of five years on the internet

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2013 09:04 AM

Centre for Internet and Society observes its fifth anniversary on Sunday.

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CIS anniversary

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 06, 2013 07:28 AM

The Centre for Internet and Society will celebrate five years of its existence with an exhibition showcasing its works and accomplishments.

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