Centre for Internet & Society

An Overview of Telecommunications Policy and Regulation Framework in India

by Abhishek Raj

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.

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Response to TRAI consultation on Auction of Spectrum in frequency bands identified for IMT/5G

by Abhishek Raj, Steve Song and Udbhav Tiwari

The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) and Mozilla jointly submitted comments to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s consultation paper on auction of spectrum in frequency bands identified for IMT/5G, released on 30 November 2021.

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Opinion: Delicensing 6 GHz, 60 GHz bands is crucial to improve Wi-Fi scenario in India

by Abhishek Raj

Recently, there has been growing demand from industry bodies and associations to delicense 6 GHz and 60 GHz bands in India.

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Gram Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP): An Opportunity for Funding Rural Internet Connectivity in India

by Abhishek Raj

A paper titled "Gram Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP): An Opportunity for Funding Rural Internet Connectivity in India" authored by CIS' researcher Abhishek Raj got published in the book "Community Networks: Towards Sustainable Funding Models". This book was released at the United Nations Internet Governance Forum(IGF) 2021, and is also the official outcome of the IGF Dynamic Coalition on Community Connectivity (DC3).

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Response to TRAI Consultation Paper on Broadband Connectivity and Speed

by Shyam Ponappa

CIS comments on Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s Consultation Paper on Roadmap to Promote Broadband Connectivity and Enhanced Broadband Speed

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Unlock = Open, not Choked!

by Shyam Ponappa

Don't let a virus stall initiatives and weaken the economy.

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Kick-start the economy with cash flow

by Shyam Ponappa

Pay government dues and enable high-speed connectivity

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High priced restrictive entry, distorted regulations make India's telecom sector unattractive

by Rekha Jain

In the wake of COVID-19, the PM has emphasized the opportunity to attract FDI by transforming the business environment and urged policy makers to ease the way business is done.

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What BharatNet can learn from the rural-roads scheme: involve states, local bodies, private sector

by Rekha Jain

BharatNet appears to be foundering. It has a top-down approach with little involvement of the states, implementing agencies, or vendors. In contrast, PMGSY, considered a success, works in a bottom-up manner. Its implementation mechanism involves a dedicated agency from the user ministry, PWD, rural-road development agencies, gram panchayats, private operators, etc.

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