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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 India's Draft Telecom Policy Needs to Bridge the Gap Between Intent and Execution
by Anubha Sinha published May 07, 2018 — filed under:
Earlier this week, India’s department of telecommunications (DoT) released a draft new telecom policy, titled ‘Draft National Digital Communications Policy 2018’.
Located in Telecom / Blog
Blog Entry India's sorry spectrum story
by Shyam Ponappa published Jun 04, 2010 last modified May 10, 2012 10:33 AM — filed under:
In this article published in the Business Standard on June 3, 2010, Shyam Ponappa analyses the spectrum story in India. He says that the approach to spectrum management is an object lesson in how not to use information and communications technology for development.
Located in Telecom / Blog
Blog Entry India's untapped potential: Are a billion people losing out because of spectrum?
by Shyam Ponappa published Mar 29, 2011 last modified Dec 14, 2012 10:31 AM — filed under: ,
As one of the world’s fastest growing economies and with over 65% of its billion-plus population under 35, India has huge potential. But according to Shyam Ponappa of the Centre for Internet & Society, its spectrum management – the electromagnetic waves that are used from home appliances like microwaves and remote controls, to radios, cell phones, and of course, the internet – could be a huge barrier to the country’s economic and social development.
Located in Telecom / Blog
Blog Entry India’s ‘Self-Goal’ in Telecom
by Shyam Ponappa published Apr 09, 2020 — filed under: , ,
Located in Internet Governance
India’s telecom success story turns sour
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 04, 2012 — filed under:
Over the past decade, the number of cellphones in India shot up from 6.5 million to 900 million, a prime example of how an industry could exploit the vast consumer market here to achieve breathtaking rates of growth and, in the process, help transform the country.
Located in News & Media
Indian Telegraph Act, 1885
by Snehashish Ghosh published Aug 20, 2012 last modified Mar 15, 2013 06:13 AM — filed under:
The main object of the Telegraph Act was to give power to the Government to install telegraph lines on private as well as public property.
Located in Telecom / Resources
Blog Entry Inflation Control Through Structural Reforms
by Shyam Ponappa published Dec 21, 2012 — filed under:
Inflation will persist until supply increases. Policies must therefore address supply through structural reforms, e.g., in telecom and power.
Located in Telecom / Blog
Blog Entry Inputs for NTP 2011
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 02, 2012 — filed under: ,
The Centre for Internet and Society wishes to commend the DoT on the draft of the New Telecom Policy and offers its suggestions to improve the draft with specific changes.
Located in Telecom
Blog Entry Institute for Internet & Society 2014, Pune
by Samantha Cassar published Mar 07, 2014 last modified Apr 07, 2014 11:31 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
Last month, activists, journalists, researchers, and members of civil society came together at the 2014 Institute for Internet & Society in Pune, which was hosted by CIS and funded by the Ford Foundation. The Institute was a week long, in which participants heard from speakers from various backgrounds on issues arising out of the intersection of internet and society, such as intellectual property, freedom of expression, and accessibility, to name a few. Below is an official reporting summarizing sessions that took place.
Located in Telecom / Blog