Rajan S Mathews

  • Data privacy, digital india, economy, digital industry, india economy
    Data privacy: Towards a secure and connected India

    As we get more and more connected, networks, infrastructure and devices will be increasingly vulnerable. Data privacy, therefore, is both a major challenge and an opportunity.

  • Budget 2018: . The support extended to IIT Chennai for indigenous 5G test bed is welcome, as is the proposal to set up five lakh Wi-Fi hotspots across India.
    Budget 2018: Scant focus on telecom

    Budget 2018: The telecom sector is amongst the highest FDI contributors to the economy (Rs 1.3 lakh crore), and the second-largest investor in infrastructure (Rs 9.2 lakh crore). It contributes 6.5% to the GDP, paying Rs 70,000 crore in FY17 only and employing 40 lakh people directly and indirectly.

  • Budget 2018, Union budget, IMG, 4G LTE network, GSMA, Indian telecom sector, GST Council
    Budget 2018: Losing connection with sound policy

    Budget 2018: The telecom operators are preparing to roll out 5G technology-based communications services and need an easier business environment to encourage investment, apart from reduced pressure on the balance sheets. Most importantly, the government should re-introduce the customs duty exemption on 4G LTE network equipment import.

  • Is forcing telcos to disclose network capacity a good idea?

    The DoT proposal is aimed at reducing call drops. But there is also a need for more spectrum and towers to tackle the problem

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