Articles

“Gauging the quality of OTT platforms” – Article by BIF President in The Hindu Business Line (30th APRIL 2021)


“Wi-Fi: The next giant leap for India” – Article by BIF President in Voice and Data(21st APRIL 2021)


“IT Rules 2021 — Over the top?”: Article by BIF President in The Hindu Business Line (4th APRIL 2021)


“The C-band satellite and 5G spectrum conundrum”: Article in the Financial Express by Mr. TV Ramachandran, President BIF (2nd APRIL 2021)


“An existentialist dilemma for the Non-Personal Data regulation?” – Article by Prof. Rekha Jain, Principal Advisor, BIF in ET Telecom (23rd MARCH 2021)


“5G and Beyond: The Digital Future”: Article by BIF President in Voice & Data (FEBRUARY 2021)


“Atmanirbhar Bharat policies shouldn’t breed isolationism”: Article by BIF President Mr. TV Ramachandran in Financial Express (6th MARCH 2021)


Riding the Digital Wave: Scope and potential for broadband growth’ – Article by BIF President Mr. TV Ramachandran in tele.net (12th FEBRUARY 2021)


Prioritising ICT Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities: Article by BIF President in Voice & Data (JANUARY 2021)


“Spectrum auctions: History set to repeat itself” – Article by BIF President in The Hindu Business Line (17th JANUARY 2021)


Striking the Balance: Fixed and Mobile Infrastructure – Article by Prof. Rekha Jain, Principal Advisor, BIF in ET Telecom (14th JANUARY 2021)


PM-WANI Policy: Implementing steps outlined crucial, it can accelerate our mission to become atmanirbhar – Article in the Financial Express by BIF President Mr. TV Ramachandran (1st JANUARY 2021)


“It’s time to realize Optimal Spectrum Pricing”: Article in Voice & Data Magazine by President, BIF (23rd DECEMBER 2020)


“Delicensed V band: To be or not to be” – Article in Communications Today by Mr. TV Ramachandran, President, BIF (17th NOVEMBER 2020)


V-Band — a spectrum of benefit to all: Article by BIF President Mr. TV Ramachandran in The Hindu Business Line(12th NOVEMBER 2020)


In defence of free telecom markets. Or, how to make Indian telecom: Article by Dr. Mahesh Uppal, Principal Advisor , BIF in The Times of India (5th NOVEMBER 2020)


‘Spectrum of change: Unleashing V Band potential’: Article by Mr. TV Ramachandran, President, BIF in the Financial Express (29th OCTOBER 2020)


The brilliance of an unconventional approach: Article by Mr. TV Ramachandran, President, BIF in the Financial Express (30th SEPTEMBER 2020)


Broadband isn’t just about internet speeds: Article in The Hindu Business Line by Mr. TV Ramachandran, President, BIF (17th SEPTEMBER 2020)


India tops the world in IPv6 deployment, it should now vie for similar edge on IPv6 root server: Article in Financial Express by Shri Satya N Gupta, Chairman of India IPv6 Council and Treasurer, BIF (8th SEPTEMBER 2020)


Data regulations: Muzzling the roar of Make-in-India? : Article in the Financial Express by President, BIF (28th AUGUST 2020)


Public Wi-Fi is the stimulus that Digital India needs to move forward: Article in Communications Today by DG, BIF (26th AUGUST 2020)


‘Cashless’ India: Nothing elitist about it: Article in The Hindu Business Line by President, BIF (29th JULY 2020)


Opportunities, Challenges and Way Forward: Article by Mr. TV Ramachandran in Annual Edition of Communications Today – June 2020


Better digital security will make India a world leader: Article in FE by President, BIF (19th JUNE 2020)


The sky is not the limit for Indian satcom: Article by Mr. TV Ramachandran (15th JUNE 2020)


An opportunity in disguise: Article by Mr. TV Ramachandran (1st JUNE 2020)


Covid-19: Why widespread use of Aarogya Setu needed: Article by Mr.TV Ramachandran & Mr. Alok Gupta (25th MAY 2020)


Implement NDCP 2018, TRAI counsel urgently: Article by Mr. TV Ramachandran & Mr. Rajat Mukarji (7th MAY 2020)


Roadblocks to Growth: Article by Mr. TV Ramachandran (9th MAR 2020)


Indian telecom: An epic story, and still unfolding (12th FEB 2020)


The value creation potential of platforms : Article by Mr. TV Ramachandran and Dr. N Yoshino, Dean & CEO, ADBI


Ease Regulation Imbalance


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


Evolution of Consulting with the Advent of AI


For whom the bell tolls


Dialling revival: Telecom needs another great migration


Can Wani be to Telecom what UPI is to Payment


Are we barking up the wrong tree?


A trifecta for India: 4G, 5G & 6G


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


Hotspots for All: Public Wi-Fi could provide ubiquitous broadband access


Liberalised Wi-Fi could trigger over Rs 1,00,000 crore of national economic activity


Getting spectrum prices right


Future-Proofing Indian Telecom – Content Delivery Networks


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


Digital India will have little meaning without 5G


Blockchain is the best vehicle for IoT


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


OTT streaming explodes in rural India thanks to Jio


The Hyper-Connected Enterprise


Why cut off one’s nose to spite one’s face??


India must get on the IoT highway fast


Broadband Priority: Key to the country’s digital transformation


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


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


Is India up for the IoT challenge?


Telecom trouble: Spectrum usage charge or surely unjustified charge?


Telcos Still Starved of Spectrum


5G can happen only if fibre connectivity is increased manifold in India


Telcos may take Rs 6,000 crore knock on import duty hike


India may be wrong in insisting on storing user data locally; storage not same as control


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


Why telcos must ring in blockchain tech


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


Changing the Game: Implications of 5G for other verticals


IPR in Digicomms era: An essential constant amidst welcome changes


Innovation in the age of data protection


The negatives of data localisation


Srikrishna committee report: Draft privacy Bill impractical and protectionist


Digital Infrastructure Comprises Several Vital Elements


TRAI’s 5G auction guidelines fall short


Many hills to climb before Digital India


Govt wants to know from telcos if social media apps like WhatsApp, Facebook can be blocked


Trai rejects industry concerns over spectrum pricing; expects demand for 5G, 700MHz bands


India ranks below Kenya, Bangladesh, Pakistan in urban-rural mobile ownership


Trai has failed to suggest ways to make India a global telecom R&D hub: BIF


Broadband India Forum sets up 5G committee; 5G trials on public safety, manufacturing and Internet of Things in offing


Telcos’ demand for V-Band spectrum auction is anti-consumer and anti-Digital India: BIF


Broadband forum asks govt to allocate spectrum in 700 MHz, 850 MHz for 5G


The Need for Upgraded Quality Optic Fibre Cables for High Bandwidth