TV Ramachandran

Articles By TV Ramachandran

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Cashless economy: Better digital security will make India a world leader

Investing heavily in encryption and other security measures will be paramount to securing private data of all Indians.

The sky is not the limit for Indian satcom

Understanding the economic stimulus for space activities: Opening the floodgates for greater innovation, investment and connectivity

A few years ago, the erstwhile chairman of ISRO had pointed out that the then capacity of 34 working commercial communications satellites was barely half of what the country needed.

Why deny broadcasting telecom-like success? Trai must shed intensive regulation

Trai must shed intensive regulation of the broadcasting market. distribution technology doesn’t allow for innumerable channel combinations at consumer-end

telecom, trai, telecom regulation, TRAI fund, education fund

Dialling revival: Telecom needs another great migration

Easy payment terms at NPV will keep the full liability on the books, and is just a postponement of the evil. Moreover, a multi-sided remedy is required since any one-sided relief package would inevitably be challenged in cour

Telecom sector, Telecom industry, Telecom news, Telecom companies, Telecom india, Telecom policy, 

Can WANI be to telecom what UPI is to payments?

Delinking access from networks through Wifi Access Network Interface will allow access providers—from MVNOs to street- and village-level entrepreneurs—to thrive.

Regulating intermediaries: From ‘safe harbour’ to ‘rocky shores’?

These guidelines open a Pandora’s box of potential issues, including infringement upon basic fundamental rights such as the right to privacy and the freedom of speech, and have the potential to stifle innovation and healthy

Regulating intermediaries, safe harbour, rocky shores,  Indian Information Technology Act, IT Act, MeitY, ministry of electronics and information technology, Section 66A, financial express editorial, financial express epaper,

5G rollout: Why India needs to get the spectrum prices right

Also, well-established by multiple credible agencies such as the World Bank, London School of Economics and India’s internationally-reputed ICRIER is that spectrum can be an extremely powerful engine of socio-economic growt

5G, 5G spectrum, 5G spectrum sale, Trai, DoT, DCC, 3G spectrum, financial express, financial express editorial 

The great Huawei conundrum – Why India can’t afford to fall behind in 5G technology on speculative fears

Experts claim that there is little to suggest that Huawei's network hardware and phones are any more or any less vulnerable to attacks compared to the competitors' offerings. For India, it might be unwise to take any country

The year 2016 was a watershed one as far as cyberattacks go, with some of the most high-profile attacks occurring within six months (Cisco). (Illustration: rohnit phore)

India’s digital pathway: Not roses all the way, thorns aplenty, too

India is digitising faster than almost every other country—40% growth in internet users in the next five years and the absence of connectivity for 65% of the country are just a couple indicators that define the growth pote

Why telcos and OTTs need to band together to drive digital future

Why telcos and OTTs need to band together to drive our digital future; OTTs are powerfully driving data usage and revenue growth for telcos—one cannot exist without the other

TRAI, TSP, OTT service, Department of Telecommunications, GDP growth, OTT players, telecom industry

Broadband for all: Why we aren’t talking about the quality of digital infra?

If India invests in high-quality new optical fibre network, upgrade or replace existing defective cables, and lay bend- and pressure-resistant fibre cables to increase FTTH (fibre to the home) capabilities, we will go a long

broadband, digital

Smart technology: Is India up for the Internet of Things challenge?

The Indian govt can realise the dreams outlined in the ‘Make in India’ and ‘Digital India’ missions through sophisticated IoT technology.

Telecom trouble: Spectrum usage charge or surely unjustified charge?

The current SUC of 3% for auctioned spectrum is 30 times the actual cost of administering and regulating spectrum.

Tremendous surge in data traffic but enough spectrum not available at affordable prices

There is tremendous surge in data traffic but enough spectrum is not available at affordable prices, so the operators are struggling to manage quality and capacity.

National Digital Communications Policy 2018 reaching brilliant conclusion, to propel growth of fixed line communications in India

After review and approval by the Telecom Commission and lastly by the Union Cabinet, the finalised policy is now in public domain, and it has won universal acclaim.

Public Wi-Fi: The next giant digital leap India needs to take or risk being left behind

Liberalised Wi-Fi is a prerequisite for faster growth. If India doesn’t take this next giant leap of digital progress, it risks being left behind in the global digital race.

wifi, technology

TRAI’s little-known pro-customer ruling is a tech-based trailblazing measure to end menace of pesky calls and SMSs

Operators have also been trying hard, but have had to plead helplessness due to bulk SMS providers and unauthorised agents who have sourced the data from leaks within the merchant ecosystem.

Srikrishna committee report: Draft privacy Bill impractical and protectionist

The assumption that the government is granted open access to personal data solely based on location violates the very right to privacy that it set out to protect.

draft privacy bill, srikrishna report

TRAI’s 5G auction guidelines fall short

Opportunity Missed to Shed Legacy Shackles due to inadequate auction sales, low rise of final price over reserve price and poor correlation between bands.

Many hills to climb before Digital India

The draft National Digital Communications Policy 2018 appears good, but it is a mere beginning.

IPR in Digicomms era: An essential constant amidst welcome changes

IPR in Digicomms era: The recently-released Draft National Digital Communications Policy is a universally-acclaimed shift in how the telecommunications industry in India is to be viewed.

Towards realising Digital India goals

After multiple rounds of intense open and transparent consultations spanning a period of over six months (involving all telecom trade bodies and professional entities and as many as a dozen DoT Committees)—a similar exercis

digital india, narendra modi, digital economy, ecommerce, modi, telecom

Blockchain is here to stay; telcos need to incorporate it into their processes to stay lean and secure

Blockchain is here to stay. Telcos need to incorporate it into their processes to stay lean, stay secure, and to always stay ahead.

blockchain, Blockchain technology, Moodys, banking sector, banking system, banking finance, global blockchain, fee income, cross-border transaction

5G needs extensive fibre networks

It is recommended to lay fibre now to small and macro cells, if these cells are to be upgraded to 5G in the coming years. This is to cater to the immense amount of backhaul traffic that will be generated by a 5G BTS

5G network, 4 g network, OFC network, Mobile data traffic, 4G LTE, Quality of Experience, wireless technology

NTP 2018: Unleashing the power of cable broadband

Cable TV networks provide last-mile access to 110 million homes in 1,500 towns. Even if we assume that only four per household will use the access, cable TV can overnight provide broadband access to 440 million persons.

NTP 2018, cable broadband, economy, india, spectrum, telecommunications

Telecom sector in India: Levies imposed need GST like template

The telecom service sector in India is well-accepted to be a success story and as a flag-bearer of reforms and liberalisation, having delivered huge benefits to consumers in terms of technology, choice and affordability.

Broadband in India: Without the right speed, term is a misnomer; see how

India needs higher broadband speeds to enhance socio-economic development. In fact, according to a 2012 study of 34 OECD nations, doubling of broadband speeds can lead to an increase of 0.3% of GDP over the base year

Broadband in India, Digital India, GDP growth rate, US telecommunications regulator, india, APAC nations, OECD nations, developed economies
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