Transparency in Telecom Services

Telecom , 4G | Published on : 08-May-2018

Author: V Sridhar, Professor, IIIT Bangalore and Rohit Singh, CUTS International  The article highlights the following: The poor broadband Quality of Service (QoS) experienced by mobile broadband users The possible reasons for the same including lack of appropriate information disclosure by the mobile operators The need ...Read More

What Facebook Leakage Means

Digital India , Social Media | Published on : 09-April-2018

Author: V Sridhar, Professor, IIIT Bangalore The article discusses the basics of two-sided and multi-sided markets, the money and subsidy sides of digital platforms such as Facebook, and how these platforms monetize ad money by selling user information to third parties. Finally, it predicts what these digital platforms might do and ...Read More

Regulating New-age Tech Firms

Digital India , Telecom | Published on : 04-April-2018

Author: V Sridhar and TK Srikanth, Professors, IIIT Bangalore This articles highlights the history of regulation from the automobile industry to telecommunications in the US, extends the regulatory evolution for today's tech companies, indicates how these tech marketplaces are different from auto/telecom, and prescribes the way ...Read More

Predicting The Value Of Bitcoin

Networking , Cryptoassets | Published on : 09-March-2018

Author: V Sridhar, Professor, IIIT Bangalore and Shashank Motepalli, IIIT Bangalore The article points out to the value of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. It provides results of our predictive models using Metcalf and Zipf laws, indicates the importance of the underlying technology and its benefits, and stresses the ...Read More

Improving 4G Penetration Through Reliance Jio’s Bundling Strategy

Networking , Internet , 4G | Published on : 08-March-2018

Author: V Sridhar, Professor, IIIT Bangalore This article lays out the taxonomy of bundling, the type of bundling in vogue, how this RJio bundling is different, and what could be the possible regulatory interventions. Read the entire article published in the Financial Express Opinion page on March 8, ...Read More

Google Needs To Act Responsibly And Transparently

Search , CCI | Published on : 15-February-2018

Author: V Sridhar, Professor, IIIT Bangalore The invited opinion article discusses the CCI order focusing on  (i) the multi-sided nature of Google search,  (ii) the vertical commercial search comparison sites operated by Google that seem to get prominence in the organic search result page of Google search, and  (iii) ...Read More

Apex Body For Spectrum Management A Must

Networking , Telecom | Published on : 05-February-2018

V Sridhar, Professor, IIIT Bangalore was interviewed on the proposed National Telecom Policy 2018  which got published in Financial Chronicle on February 5, 2018. The interview can be accessed here.  This interview illustrates the need for four areas of attention in the new National Telecom Policy: 1) Creation of an apex ...Read More

Aadhar Project Enters Critical Year, Worry Remains

Digital India , Aadhar | Published on : 29-January-2018

Author: V Sridhar, Professor, IIIT Bangalore and Prof. T.K. Srikanth, IIIT Bangalore The article refers to the recent upgrades that have been done to Aadhaar system including Virtual ID, UID Token and Limited KYC. It analyzes how this combination minimizes the serious privacy violations such as aggregation and secondary use and ...Read More

Data Analytics And Protection In The Mobile World

Digital India , Data Analytics , Mobile | Published on : 03-January-2018

Author: V Sridhar, Professor, IIIT Bangalore This is a pre-event article for Mobile India 2018 which is scheduled to take place on January 5, 2018 (Friday) at the Chancery Pavillion, Residency Road, Bengaluru. Mobile India 2018 has some of the best in the field to discuss and provide a vision for data analytics, digital identification ...Read More

Top 5 Areas To Watch Out For In 2018

Networking , ICT | Published on : 03-January-2018

Author: V Sridhar, Professor, IIIT Bangalore This article lists down 5 areas that are going to be prominent in the ICT sector in 2018. Data Protection and Privacy, and Net Neutrality among others will increasingly see more effort and action. Read the entire article published in YourStory on January 3, ...Read More


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