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Blog Entry “OTTs Eating Into Our Revenue”: Telcos in India
by Geetha Hariharan published Aug 07, 2014 last modified Sep 10, 2014 05:36 AM — filed under: ,
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.
Located in Telecom / Blog
Blog Entry Those Dropped Calls
by Shyam Ponappa published Aug 06, 2015 last modified Sep 04, 2015 02:59 PM — filed under:
And what could be done to fix them...Why do we have so many dropped calls on our mobile phones? Operators say it's because of the closure and shortage of cell towers, and too little spectrum.
Located in Telecom / Blog
Celebrating 5 Years of CIS
by Prasad Krishna published May 03, 2013 last modified Feb 25, 2014 09:15 AM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) is celebrating 5 years of its existence with an exhibition showcasing its activities and accomplishments. The exhibition will be held at its offices in Bangalore and Delhi from May 20 to 23, 2013.
Located in Internet Governance / Events
Blog Entry From Open Citizen Radio Networks to the Race for .RADIO gTLD
by Sharath Chandra Ram published Apr 30, 2013 last modified May 05, 2013 05:00 AM — filed under:
In light of the recent shutdown of INDYMEDIA ATHENS server and its associated antagonistic Internet radio streaming services, Radio98FM and Radio Entasi, Sharath Chandra Ram, takes a look at open radio networks run by citizen operators as well as the politics around internet radio and it’s growing potential as a medium for citizen activism.
Located in Telecom
December 2012 Bulletin
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 30, 2012 last modified Jan 16, 2013 05:15 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
We at the Centre for Internet & Society wish you all a great year ahead. In the December 2012 newsletter, we bring you the draft early chapters of our “National Resource Kit” project for persons with disabilities (covering four southern states); and accessibility-related comments on the Twelfth Five Year Plan; the draft research on pervasive technologies and access to knowledge that we presented at the Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest in Brazil; our comments on the privacy implications of including RFID tags in the proposed Rule 138A of the Motor Vehicle Rules, a report on the open access lectures delivered by Prof. Leslie Chan during his tour of India, reports of Wikipedia-related workshops conducted across three cities, and news and media coverage.
Located in About Us / Newsletters
Blog Entry Connectivity: Let's Apply What We Know
by Shyam Ponappa published Mar 03, 2016 last modified Apr 06, 2016 01:19 AM — filed under:
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it - George Santayana. Reprise good decisions, and avoid the missteps.
Located in Telecom / Blog
Blog Entry Breaking into the Closed Circle: Domestic High-Tech Manufacturing Needs Access To Markets
by Shyam Ponappa published Aug 10, 2013 last modified Sep 03, 2013 07:32 AM — filed under:
The deferral of India's preferential market access (PMA) policy for locally manufactured high-tech products indicates some lack of clarity and/or confusion in the government.
Located in Telecom / Blog
Blog Entry TRAI Consultation Paper on Spectrum
by Shyam Ponappa and A.B. Beliappa published Aug 31, 2013 last modified Sep 18, 2013 06:36 AM — filed under:
Shyam Ponappa and A.B.Beliappa worked on this submission to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on their spectrum consultation paper. The submission was made on August 21, 2013.
Located in Telecom / Blog
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
Different forms of Video Communication
by Tina Mani published Aug 07, 2012 last modified Mar 15, 2013 05:37 AM — filed under:
In this module, Tina Mani takes us through some of the common forms of video communication such as video calling, video conferencing, telepresence and video sharing.
Located in Telecom / Resources