Mahesh Uppal

Articles By Mahesh Uppal

10 Articles

Bleeding telcos: Cutting extortionate levies is not a bailout

It is a pity the apex telecom panel chose to ask trai to lower its penalties citing the poor health of telcos; these firms had questioned trai’s order on its merits.

Opinion News

Telecom infrastructure: Here is why Centre must abolish irrational fees, not interconnection charges

An inter-ministerial group (IMG) is currently reviewing the financial health of India’s telecom sector. This follows a steady fall in sector revenues since Reliance Jio launched its 4G services last year.

Opinion News

Column: Fudging the debate on net neutrality

Trai’s consultation paper on differential pricing is seriously handicapped by the lack of relevant data & information

Column: Fudging the debate on net neutrality

Column: Making mobile handsets in India

Indian rules, designed to encourage value addition within the country, end up discouraging it

Column: Making mobile handsets in India

Column: Will fines reduce call drops?

Trai’s proposal to penalise operators is a reflection that it is unable to make telecom markets work effectively

call drops News

Column: Move carefully on white space tech

Existing spectrum rules pose a problem for allocation of unused spectrum for white space technologies

Column: Move carefully on white space tech

Column: Taking the right call

There is a problem with Trai’s diagnosis, and therefore, its suggested treatment

Column: Taking the right call

Column: Trai’s net neutrality challenge

The regulator should resist attempts to trivialise its role into bland yes/no decisions

Net neutrality News

Column: Tailor net neutrality to suit India

It is critical that wireless ISPs be allowed flexibility to manage their traffic given spectrum constraints

Column: Tailor net neutrality to suit India

Tailor net neutrality to suit Indian market realities

It is critical that wireless ISPs be allowed flexibility to manage their traffic given the spectrum constraints

net neutrality News