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The South African Telecommunications Sector: Poised for Change
by Radha Rao published Oct 14, 2009 last modified Oct 21, 2011 09:59 AM — filed under:
CIS in collaboration with the LINK Centre, Graduate School of Public and Development Management, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa and in association with different institutions across India is organizing a Lecture Tour by Sagie Chetty from 19th Oct to 30th Oct.
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Opening India's Spectrum
by Pranesh Prakash published Jan 13, 2010 last modified Jan 19, 2012 11:07 AM — filed under:
India's Government monopolised the radio spectrum until the mid-1990s and even now, non-governmental use of wireless is more limited than in other democracies. Restrictive policies constrain the growth of mobile telephony, broadcasting, wireless broadband and many other services important to India's social and economic development. Can anything be done to change this? Robert Horvitz, director of Open Spectrum Foundation suggests changes.
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Blog Entry Matching Realities and Aspirations
by Shyam Ponappa published Feb 01, 2018 last modified Mar 09, 2018 03:03 AM — filed under:
Leaving aside fixing the 'mountains' such as land acquisition, NPAs etc, here are some thoughts on systemic focus and action.
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Blog Entry NPAs & Bad Banks
by Shyam Ponappa published Mar 25, 2018 — filed under:
Correcting misinformed impressions about NPAs, and the Swedish model for setting up a Bad Bank.
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Blog Entry Spectrum reforms - Good & Bad news
by Shyam Ponappa published May 05, 2011 last modified Jul 26, 2012 10:02 AM — filed under:
A good initiative is under way, but needs changes to work out complex issues, writes Shyam Ponappa in this article published in the Business Standard on May 5, 2011.
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Learning from Fukushima
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 25, 2011 last modified Aug 30, 2011 12:47 PM — filed under:
Take remedial steps and demystify the unreasoning dread of nuclear power, says Shyam Ponappa in his latest column published by the Business Standard on April 7, 2011.
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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 The Right Ring Tone
by Shyam Ponappa published Apr 23, 2010 last modified May 10, 2012 10:39 AM — filed under:
Focus on improving service quality with a strong partner, and not on one-shot stake sales, says Shyam Ponappa in his article published in the Business Standard on April 1, 2010.
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Blog Entry China Club instead of Bombay Club?
by Shyam Ponappa published May 13, 2010 last modified May 10, 2012 10:35 AM — filed under:
Emulate China's coordinated policies for strategic sectors, and we'll rely less on commodity exports, says Shyam Ponappa in his article in the Business Standard on May 13, 2010.
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Blog Entry Catching up on broadband
by Shyam Ponappa published Jul 07, 2010 last modified May 10, 2012 10:32 AM — filed under:
The govt can invest some of the Rs 1,00,000 crore from the spectrum auctions to help India catch up on broadband, says Shyam Ponappa in his latest article published in the Business Standard on July 1, 2010.
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