Covers the key trends and developments in the telecom sector; recent policy and regulatory developments; key issues and challenges; update on spectrum auctions; performance of telecom operators
Department of Telecommunications, TRAI, mobile, telecom operators, 3G, 4G, 5G, Wi-Fi, regulation, policy, spectrum auction, bandwidth, Bharti Airtel, RCOM, mobile wallets, IoT, cloud, big data

Views of Amit Sharma

April 2021

The telecom infrastructure space has been playing a vital role in transforming India’s digital landscape. Towercos, together with telcos, have helped lay a strong foundation for launching 5G networks. However, various policy and regulatory issues […]

Wi-Fi for All
Efforts to enhance broadband access

March 2021

Over the past few years, robust broadband connectivity has emerged as the underlying backbone for digital connectivity. The importance of broadband was especially highlighted last year when the Covid-19 pandemic crippled economies and paved the […]

Expansion Path
Fibre-based connectivity to gain momentum

March 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of fibre-based connectivity like never before. Since the beginning of the pandemic, telecom industry experts have been advocating the expansion of fibre-based networks to meet the massive demand […]

Rapid Strides

February 2021

The telecom sector is the foundation on which various pillars of the Digital India programme are being built. Significant growth in this sector is the result of key reforms and initiatives taken by the government. […]

Infrastructure Sharing

June 2020

The issue of enhancing the scope of infrastructure providers (IP-Is) to include provisioning of common shareable active infrastructure has been a greatly debated one in the Indian telecom industry. While several stakeholders, including IP-Is, were […]

Free Fall

December 2019

On November 14, 2019, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea both reported historic losses for the quarter ended September 2019, largely on account of provisions made for adjusted gross revenue (AGR)-related liabilities. Earlier, the Supreme Court […]

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