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Blog Entry Alternative Scenarios
by Shyam Ponappa published Feb 10, 2010 last modified May 10, 2012 10:49 AM — filed under:
Only about 48 per cent of India is covered by the telecom network with only 20 per cent rural coverage, says Shyam Ponappa. In his article published in the Business Standard on 4 February, 2010, he points out how alternative approaches may enhance extensive coverage.
Located in Telecom / Blog
Blog Entry Ambiguity in the App Store: Understanding India’s emerging IT sector in light of IP
by Samantha Cassar published Oct 24, 2013 last modified Apr 15, 2014 08:24 AM — filed under: ,
Mobile applications hold immense potential for India but are not fully understood by even their own developers in the context of India’s intellectual property (IP) regime. This is the first in a series of blog posts introducing CIS's new access to knowledge research initiative that seeks to understand how stakeholders encounter India’s IP law and what this means for the mobile app ecosystem, and in turn, the Indian mobile user. This research also aims to address problematic policy areas for innovation and protection for developers, as well as to comment on India’s regime with respect to the emerging mobile app sector.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry An Infrastructure Road Map
by Shyam Ponappa published May 01, 2014 last modified Jun 02, 2014 08:30 AM — filed under:
What should and should not be done by a new government in this crucial sector.
Located in Telecom / Blog
Blog Entry An Interview with PK Garg
by Yelena Gyulkhandanyan published Mar 14, 2012 — filed under:
Former Wireless Advisor to the Government of India, Ministry of Communications & IT, and current ITU regulatory board member, PK Garg, discusses some of the telecom policy interventions in an interview with Yelena Gyulkhandanyan.
Located in Telecom
Blog Entry An Interview with Stephen Song
by Yelena Gyulkhandanyan published Feb 29, 2012 — filed under: ,
Stephen Song, the founder of Village Telco, an initiative to bring practical and inexpensive communication network infrastructure to rural and remote areas, speaks about factors that catalyzed the initiative, the benefits of the network, some challenges, and the Mesh Potato.
Located in Telecom
Blog Entry An Introduction to Spectrum Sharing
by Beli published Feb 24, 2014 last modified Mar 20, 2014 09:34 AM — filed under: , ,
We will look at how current technology – mainly GSM, but also CDMA and touching upon LTE - shares spectrum, how they might share spectrum, the trade-off between spectral (in this case, 'trunking') and 'economic' efficiency in the traditional, purely intra-operator shared scenario, and how it might be overcome by inter-operator sharing.
Located in Telecom / Blog
Blog Entry An Overview of Telecommunications Policy and Regulation Framework in India
by Abhishek Raj published Mar 25, 2022 — filed under:
Abhishek Raj, a researcher at the Centre for Internet Society (CIS), has authored a document that provides an overview of the policy and regulatory environment surrounding telecommunications in India.
Located in Telecom / Blog
APC starts research into spectrum regulation in Brazil, India, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria and South Africa
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 01, 2010 last modified Apr 02, 2011 11:56 AM — filed under:
Communication infrastructure is the foundation of the knowledge-based economy and while there has been a boom in the construction of undersea cables bringing potentially terabits of capacity to the African continent, the ability to deliver broadband to consumers is hampered by inefficient telecommunications markets and policies. Wireless connectivity offers tremendous potential to deliver affordable broadband to developing countries but inefficient spectrum policy and regulation means the opportunity to seize the advantages brought about by improvements in wireless broadband technologies are extremely limited.
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April 2010 Bulletin
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 23, 2010 last modified Aug 13, 2012 04:51 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
Greetings from the Centre for Internet and Society! We bring you updates of our research, events and news for the month of April 2010.
Located in About Us / Newsletters
April 2011 Bulletin
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 29, 2011 last modified Jul 30, 2012 10:45 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
Greetings from the Centre for Internet and Society! In this issue we are pleased to present you the latest updates about our research, upcoming events, and news and media coverage:
Located in About Us / Newsletters