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Blog Entry TRAI-ing Times: The Story So Far
by Tarun Krishnakumar published Mar 19, 2015 last modified Mar 30, 2015 01:32 PM — filed under: ,
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.
Located in Telecom / Blog
Blog Entry Transformation, or Drift?
by Shyam Ponappa published Aug 11, 2014 — filed under:
We need transformative policies and incentives with purpose, especially in solar power and digital infrastructure.
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Blog Entry Understanding Spectrum
by Shyam Ponappa published Mar 05, 2010 last modified May 10, 2012 10:48 AM — filed under:
What is spectrum and how do government and commercial decisions on this scientific phenomenon affect public facilities and costs? Shyam Ponappa examines this in his latest blog published in the Business Standard on March 4, 2010.
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Blog Entry Unfettering Stranded Capacity
by Shyam Ponappa published Jun 04, 2015 last modified Jul 11, 2015 04:00 PM — filed under:
Government can't control market forces, but can and must fix regulatory issues. First, the good news: the government does appear to be making serious efforts to tackle stranded capacity and stalled projects, as in the instances below. Such issues need to be resolved because of their effect on future investment and employment. Now, the bad news: one part is that some problems need solutions which are fraught with political risk.
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Blog Entry Unlicensed Spectrum Policy Brief for Government of India
by Satya N Gupta, Sunil Abraham and Yelena Gyulkhandanyan published Jun 24, 2012 last modified Sep 11, 2012 04:23 PM — filed under: ,
Centre for Internet & Society and the Ford Foundation are delighted to bring you the Unlicensed Spectrum Policy brief for Government of India. The policy brief authored by Satya N Gupta, Sunil Abraham and Yelena Gyulkhandanyan contains an Executive Summary and eight chapters. The research aims to recommend unlicensed spectrum policy to the Government of India based on recent developments in wireless technology, community needs and international best practices.
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Blog Entry Unlock = Open, not Choked!
by Shyam Ponappa published Jun 15, 2020 — filed under: , ,
Don't let a virus stall initiatives and weaken the economy.
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Blog Entry Use of DPI Technology by ISPs — Response by the Department of Telecommunications
by Smita Mujumdar published Jul 19, 2012 — filed under:
CIS filed requests under the Right to Information with the Department of Telecommunications, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, BSNL and MTNL, asking a number of questions related to the use of Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) technology by Internet Service Providers (ISP) in India and corresponding regulations.
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Blog Entry What a highway can do
by Shyam Ponappa published Sep 22, 2010 last modified May 10, 2012 10:26 AM — filed under:
Despite signs of transformational change, we need more - SOPs and quality
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Blog Entry What's Needed Is User-Centric Design, Not Good Intentions
by Shyam Ponappa published Jan 06, 2013 last modified Jan 25, 2013 11:26 AM — filed under:
The inadequacy of essentials and conveniences around us results from a slack approach to both design and execution. We know we are deficient in execution, but we need to be more aware of deficiencies in approach and design. Good intentions, while important, cannot substitute for good systems design and execution.
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Blog Entry Who Minds the Maxwell's Demon (Revisiting Communication Networks through the Lens of the Intermediary)
by Sharath Chandra Ram published Feb 27, 2013 last modified Mar 05, 2013 07:37 AM — filed under:
A holistic reflection on information networks and it’s regulatory framework is possible only when the medium-specific boundary that has often separated the Internet and Telecom networks begins to dissolve, to objectively reveal points of contention in the communication network where the dynamics of network security and privacy are at large – namely, within the historic role of the intermediary at data/signal switching and routing nodes.
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