A Cautionary Note on Spectrum Auctions

5G , Telecom | Published on : 26-March-2019

Author: V. Sridhar, Professor, IIIT Bangalore and Prof. Heikki Hämmäinen of Aalto University, Finland The article discusses the high reserve prices set by TRAI for 5G spectrum, examples from Finland on low prices of spectrum and encouragement of advanced technologies, and lessons for the GoI. Read the entire article ...Read More

Need to Address 'Quality of Service' Issues

5G , Networking , Telecom | Published on : 30-October-2017

Authors: V Sridhar, Professor, IIIT Bangalore along with Udai Mehta and Rohit Singh of CUTS International   The article discusses the importance of Quality of Service (QoS) of broadband access; the measure already taken by the regulator; the concept of “broadband labels” and how they can promote awareness on QoS ...Read More

Deployment of 5G Networks

5G , Networking | Published on : 11-October-2017

Author: Dr. V Sridhar, International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore and Prof. Rohit Prasad, MDI Gurgaon In this article, the prerequisites before we get gung-ho about 5G are highlighted, including backhaul capacity, frequency allocation plan, spectrum as collateral, data protection regulation, and competition ...Read More