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.
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.
By Ruben Banerjee
An experimental permission of dual usage – allowing transportation of passengers and freight – can pave the way for the future, helping urban mobility and augmenting incomes of auto drivers.
When the fragile balance between agriculture, economics, human behaviour and policy making is disrupted, a series of ripple effects get catalysed. These ripple effects have detrimental impact on the vulnerable sections of society.
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.
Critical minerals and products such as Ferro Molybdenum made from them are extremely critical for India since they have wide applications in military hardware. India must therefore address issues related to critical minerals so that India’s supply chains are not compromised.
Though considered a golden fibre, jute in recent months has lost much of its lustre with jute mills massively cutting down on production. It has meant that growers of jute are saddled with produce that millers are refusing to buy, pushing them into penury.
By V. Abhishek
The success of this year’s DEWG stems from members’ commitment to action-oriented outcomes, building on discussions from previous presidencies.
We can leverage the existing highways to roll out a quick and cost-effective, high-quality fiber optic network throughout the country, digitally and physically connecting the last person standing.
As India has moved aggressively towards smart cities in the last nine years, it has become imperative that we bring in standards into the buildings of these smart cities, that enforce access to connectivity.
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