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

Public Sector Telcos Shouldn’t be Sidelined

Telecom | Published on : 05-November-2018

Author: V. Sridhar, Professor, IIIT Bangalore  The article indicates the following: (i) the lacunae in National Digital  Communications Policy (NDCP) on State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) such as BSNL/ MTNL;  (ii) indicates the strengths and weaknesses of the SOEs;  (iii) uses a framework of political, economic ...Read More

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

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

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

India Can Become A Global Leader In Telecom Solutions

Digital India , Telecom | Published on : 08-December-2017

Author: V Sridhar, Professor, IIIT Bangalore, Chinnu Senthilkumar of Exfinity Ventures, and Kartik Raja of QoSBEE This article analyzes three areas of opportunities for the telecom sector in India including manufacturing, infrastructure services, and data management. It prescribes possible methods by which the telecom industry in ...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


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