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India's sorry spectrum story

Posted by Shyam Ponappa at Jun 04, 2010 10:40 AM |
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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.

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China Club instead of Bombay Club?

Posted by Shyam Ponappa at May 13, 2010 05:55 AM |
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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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The Right Ring Tone

Posted by Shyam Ponappa at Apr 23, 2010 07:30 AM |
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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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Understanding Spectrum

Posted by Shyam Ponappa at Mar 05, 2010 05:15 AM |
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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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Alternative Scenarios

Posted by Shyam Ponappa at Feb 10, 2010 09:10 AM |
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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.

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Plan and Execute for Results

Posted by Shyam Ponappa at Jan 22, 2010 07:25 AM |
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Good SOPs are a starting point, but there's more under the surface that will affect results.

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Developments in spectrum sharing

Posted by Radha Rao at Dec 07, 2009 11:45 AM |
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New ways to share spectrum can revolutionise broadband in India - An article in the Business Standard by Shyam Ponappa / New Delhi December 3, 2009, 1:35 IST

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India Study Tour - Report: The South African Telecommunications Sector: Poised for Change

Posted by Radha Rao at Nov 24, 2009 12:10 PM |
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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 organized a Lecture Tour by Sagie Chetty from 19th Oct to 30th Oct. A report on this study tour is given by Sagie Chetty.

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Response to TRAI Consultation paper No. 6/2009

Posted by Radha Rao at Nov 23, 2009 08:30 AM |
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CIS Distinguished Fellow, Shyam Ponappa, provides a detailed response to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India's Consultation paper No. 6/2009 "Overall Spectrum Management and review of license terms and conditions". Shyam Ponappa is suggesting that, the TRAI approach the telecom policy in a manner which will facilitate greater user access and, more generally, be designed to serve the public interest in the long-term.

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