Telecom Conundrum: Roadmap for Telecom Networks to Avoid the Quagmire of Kalidasa Effect

Beyond the data deluge: Building sustainable Internet ecosystem with South Korea’s fair share model

By Dr. Jaijit Bhattacharya

South Korea, a global leader in internet infrastructure, has emerged as a pioneer in addressing this economic disparity. The country boasts the world’s highest fiber-to-the-home… Continue reading Beyond the data deluge: Building sustainable Internet ecosystem with South Korea’s fair share model

Centre should ensure sustainable telecom industry

By Dr. Jaijit Bhattacharya

Market leader Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel have been investing heavily in aggressive next generation networks rollouts while monetisation on the back of much-touted enterprise… Continue reading Centre should ensure sustainable telecom industry

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Funding structure of internet for Large Traffic Generators: Lessons for India from the Korean model

By Dr. Jaijit Bhattacharya

We have already seen one of the three key telecom players, Vodafone-Idea, faltering with tremendous debt and the inability to roll out 5G. If we do not have a financially healthy telecom sector, it would be a threat to the growth of India itself.

Telecom Conundrum: Roadmap for telecom networks to avoid the quagmire of Kalidasa effect

Telecom Conundrum: Roadmap for Telecom Networks to Avoid the Quagmire of Kalidasa Effect

By Dr. Jaijit Bhattacharya

Large corporate LTGs with multi-billion dollar turnovers, and with many of them being based outside of India, do not require any regulatory protection and should play by free and open market rules, in a manner similar to what TV channels used to do in the cable TV era.

Telecom Conundrum: Roadmap for telecom networks to avoid the quagmire of Kalidasa effect

By Dr. Jaijit Bhattacharya

Large corporate LTGs with multi-billion dollar turnovers, and with many of them being based outside of India, do not require any regulatory protection and should play by free and open market rules, in a manner similar to what TV channels used to do in the cable TV era.

"Since India is going to spend a humungous sum of money on BharatNet, it is obligatory that the country derives the maximum value from its investment."

India Deserves Better Quality Bharatnet; How to Maximise Value of Broadband Infra?

By Dr. Jaijit Bhattacharya

Touted as one of the world’s largest telecom projects, India is planning to spend a whopping INR 1.39 lakh crores for the third phase of its ambitious BharatNet project to expand and enhance the country’s rural internet connectivity.

Large traffic generators unleashing Kalidasa effect on telecom networks: What is the way out?

Large Traffic Generators Unleashing Kalidasa Effect on Telecom Networks: What is the Way Out?

By Dr. Jaijit Bhattacharya

Just like the great author Kalidasa, before he attained wisdom, had cut the same branch on which he was sitting, we find that LTGs are cutting the telecom companies, over which they operate.

Foreign apps generating large data volume should pay for telecom network: C-DEP President

Foreign Apps Generating Large Data Volume Should Pay for Telecom Network: C-DEP President

By Dr. Jaijit Bhattacharya

Telecom operators and internet-based apps have been at loggerheads over the issue of revenue sharing. Telecom operators have been demanding that over-the-top (OTT) players that generate huge volumes of data should pay a fee to them for building networks like it is done to build expressways for smooth and fast rides.

Indian Building Bylaws Need To Change For Better Network Connectivity Indoors

Indian Building Bylaws Need To Change For Better Network Connectivity Indoors

By Ruben Banerjee

India’s building laws do not mandate telecom infrastructure as an essential ingredient before a building can be declared habitable, thereby leading to poor services indoors.

Telcos, OTTs Lock Horns Over Who Shall Bear The Burden Of Carrying Data

By Ruben Banerjee

In responses to a consultation paper floated by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of IndiaI, telcos have forcefully argued for high intensity OTTs to bear a part of the network costs based on the traffic they consume.

A ‘fair share charge’ also addresses the issue of low-users of internet traffic that end up paying for the expansion of telecom infrastructure.

Solving the Telecom Conundrum: Revenue Sharing for Equitable Networks

By Dr. Jaijit Bhattacharya

Navigating the challenges in India’s telecom sector requires a collaborative approach between telecom service providers and large traffic applications. Engaging in constructive dialogue and frameworks can help bolster network capacities and improve service quality, thereby contributing to the growth of the digital economy.

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