Centre for Internet & Society

An Introduction to Spectrum Sharing

by Beli

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.

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Centre- or State-Driven Development?

by Shyam Ponappa

Federalism requires a strong Centre as well as strong states, and effective organisation and coordination -- which can be facilitated by using the Internet.

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For a Telecom Revival

by Shyam Ponappa

The government announced momentous decisions, subject to Cabinet approval, on telecom policy on December 3.

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Predictability in Infrastructure

by Shyam Ponappa

Systematic planning and execution can reduce the need for crisis management in infrastructure and manufacturing.

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Regrouping for Growth - Interest Rates - III

by Shyam Ponappa

Aside from muddling along, the choices are to try to grow and retain capital to staunch the gap temporarily, or to settle for low growth and capital flight.

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TRAI Consultation Paper on Spectrum

by Shyam Ponappa and A.B. Beliappa

Shyam Ponappa and A.B.Beliappa worked on this submission to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on their spectrum consultation paper. The submission was made on August 21, 2013.

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Breaking into the Closed Circle: Domestic High-Tech Manufacturing Needs Access To Markets

by Shyam Ponappa

The deferral of India's preferential market access (PMA) policy for locally manufactured high-tech products indicates some lack of clarity and/or confusion in the government.

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Building Up vs Tearing Down

by Shyam Ponappa

We have to find ways to deal with corruption without subverting our developmental aims.

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Law & Order through Traffic Systems

by Shyam Ponappa

A TV white space system for traffic management may induce us to observe discipline and law-abiding behaviour, writes Shyam Ponappa in an article published in the Business Standard on June 5, 2013.

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Configuring a 'Non-Toothless' Regulator (TRAI)

by Shyam Ponappa

A proposal to give the telecom regulator the right to impose penalties marks a sea change in the government's approach to regulation.

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