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Blog Entry CIS Submission to TRAI Consultation Note on Model for Nation-wide Interoperable and Scalable Public Wi-Fi Networks
by Japreet Grewal, Pranesh Prakash, Sharath Chandra, Sumandro Chattapadhyay, Sunil Abraham, and Udbhav Tiwari, with expert comments from Amelia Andersdotter published Dec 12, 2016 last modified Dec 12, 2016 01:59 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , ,
​This submission presents responses by the CIS on the ​Consultation Note on Model for Nation-wide Interoperable and Scalable Public Wi-Fi Networks published by the TRAI on November 15, 2016. Our analysis of the solution proposed in the Note, in brief, is that there is no need of a solution for non-existing interoperability problem for authentication and payment services for accessing public Wi-Fi networks. The proposed solution in this Note only adds to over-regulation in this sector, and does not incentivise new investment in the sector, but only establishes UIDAI and NPCI as the monopoly service providers for authentication and payment services.
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
Responses to Trai’s consultation paper on free data contain some good suggestions
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 17, 2016 — filed under: , ,
Trai has announced that it will come up with a final consultation paper on ‘Free Data’, and also a pre-consultation paper on Net Neutrality by the end of this month.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Call drops: Dealing with the menace or just shifting goal posts?
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 01, 2016 — filed under: ,
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.
Located in Telecom / News & Media
Slow internet driving you nuts? Here is how your service provider is fleecing you
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 01, 2016 — filed under: , ,
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.
Located in Telecom / News & Media
Blog Entry CIS Submission to TRAI Consultation on Free Data
by Pranesh Prakash published Jun 30, 2016 last modified Jul 01, 2016 04:04 PM — filed under: , , , , , ,
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) held a consultation on Free Data, for which CIS sent in the following comments.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry TRAI Consultation on Differential Pricing for Data Services - Post-Open House Discussion Submission
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Mar 30, 2016 last modified Mar 30, 2016 01:13 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society sent this submission to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) following the Open House Discussion on Differential Pricing of Data Services, held in Delhi on February 21, 2016.
Located in Telecom / Blog
File CIS Submission to TRAI Consultation on Regulatory Framework for Over-the-Top Services
by Pranesh Prakash published Mar 25, 2016 — filed under: , ,
Located in Internet Governance / Resources / Net Neutrality Resources
India's ‘Facebook ruling’ is another nail in the coffin of the MNO model
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 28, 2016 last modified Feb 28, 2016 03:44 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
Ability to access 'net from mobe no longer considered a miracle.
Located in Telecom / News & Media
Blog Entry Internet Freedom
by Sunil Abraham and Vidushi Marda published Feb 15, 2016 — filed under: , , , , ,
The modern medium of the web is an open-sourced, democratic world in which equality is an ideal, which is why what is most important is Internet freedom.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog