The following are the key articles published on Linkedin & Medium bucketed under various themes.
22-03-2023 – How to Improve the Quality of 5G Services in India
08-02-2023 – VI — The Road Ahead
22-01-2023 – Does VI deserve a bailout? If yes, why?
20-01-2023 – The Collateral Damage of VI going out of business
23-11-2022 – Decluttering the debate on Regulating the OTT apps
06-11-2022 – Regulating OTT Communication Apps
29-10-2022 – OTT — Can it be licensed?
14-10-2022 – Telecom Bill 2022— Current Problems & Proposed Solutions
27-09-2022 – Indian Draft Telecom Bill — Summary & Conclusions (Part5)
26-09-2022 – Draft Telecom Bill 2022 — Changes and Implications (Part4)
25-09-2022 – Draft Telecom Bill 2022 — Changes and Implications (Part3)
24-09-2022 – Draft Telecom Bill 2022 — Changes and Implications (Part2)
24-09-2022 – Draft Telecom Bill 2022 — Changes and Implications (Part1)
28-02-2020 – Indian Telecom Sector – Past Policies & Lessons for the Future
05-12-2019 – What is wrong with telecom policies?
25-05-2019 – Telecom Sector – The List of Urgent Reforms
23-05-2019 – How to make sharing of infrastructure more attractive?
02-07-2018 – Reviving Telecom Sector: What do we need to do?
28-05-2018 – Why do we need a new telecom policy?
5G Spectrum & Regulation
22-03-2023 – Improving the Quality of 5G Services in India
04-06-2022 – 5G is so close but yet so far away, why?
31-05-2022 – 5G Needs Backhaul Spectrum — Are we ready?
23-05-2022 – 5G Spectrum Price will not go down, Unless
22-05-2022 – Indian 5G Auction — Who will bid what and why?
17-05-2022 – How to leverage 5G effectively for India’s broadband needs
25-04-2022 – Will 5G impact SUC, if yes, how?
15-04-2022 – 5G Millimeter Wave — Good for the health of SP
12-04-2022 – Indian 5G Spectrum Pricing
04-04-2022 – 5G in India — The Real Challenge
11-02-2022 – Indian 5G Auction — Increased License Period
06-02-2022 – Indian 5G Auction — Operator Outflow Scenarios
01-08-2020 – Adoption of 5Gi – What is the Biggest Challenge?
13-03-2020 – India’s 5G Technology – Opportunities and Challenges
26-10-2019 – The battle of the 26 GHz band: Facts vs Myths
25-10-2019 – Will 5G in India Get Killed?
29-08-2019 – DoS stance will prevent the rollout of 5G in India
30-05-2019 – Preventing 5G in 26 & 28 GHz will serve whose interest – Indian or Foreign?
21-05-2019 – “Earth” Flat or Round?
20-05-2019 – Spectrum Turf War
16-05-2019 – Can Operators Use 5G for Broadcasting TV Channels?
05-05-2019 – Incentivizing 5G Investments
31-10-2018 – 5G Millimetre Waves
30-10-2018 – How is 5G different from 4G?
04-10-2018 – Why 5G Spectrum Price of Other Markets Much Lower Than India?
13-03-2018 – Managing 5G Spectrum.
18-02-2018 – What is 5G?
17-11-2017–5G In India
12-08-2022 – 5G Auction – What can Bharti and VI do to unlock value?
04-08-2022 – 5G Auction — How much did it actually cost the operators?
30-07-2022 – 5G Auction — How to read the Daily Public Report
29-07-2022 – 5G Auction — The Battle of Uttar Pradesh (East)
27-07-2022 – 5G Auction Day 1 — Detailed Analysis
23-07-2022 – 5G Auction – Prediction based on past trends
21-07-2022 – 5G Auction Design— Rules and its Implications
18-07-2022 – 5G Auction — Possible Bidding Based On Submitted EMD
11-07-2022 – Using EMD to estimate the operator’s bidding flexibility
05-07-2022 – 3.5 GHz Auction Rules — Bid Aggressively, Else…
15-06-2022 – Indian Spectrum Auction — Operator’s Bidding Strategy
01-10-2021 – Indian Auctions — Spectrum For Display Or Sale?
19-12-2020 – An Analysis of Indian Forthcoming Spectrum Auctions (Revised)
13-07-2019 – Spectrum Auction – Operator’s Outflow Scenarios
15-06-2019 – An Analysis of Indian Forthcoming Spectrum Auctions
22-10-2018 – Does Spectrum Auction Truly Reflects Market Price?
02-09-2018 – Indian Telecom Spectrum Metric
01-08-2018 – TRAI’s Spectrum Recommendation
22-03-2018 – India Spectrum Auctions: Key Design Issues & Way Forward
23-02-2018 – Dissecting Past Auctions.
10-02-2018 – Pan-India Assignment of 3.5 GHz band.
18-03-2017–Indian Spectrum Auction: The Key Issues and Learnings
14-03-2017–Spectrum Auction Price Trends
08-10-2016–Indian Mega Auction: Post Auction Analysis
05-10-2016–India Mega Auction: Status End of Day4
05-10-2016–India Mega Auction: Status End of Day3
29-09-2016–Spectrum Auction: Circle Wise Detailed Bidding Strategy (Part 2)
25-09-2016–Spectrum Auction: Circle Wise Detailed Bidding Strategy (Part 1)
18-09-2016–Spectrum Auctions: Bidding Flexibility
17-09-2016–Spectrum Auctions: Bidding Interests
19-08-2016–2016 Mega Spectrum Auction: Opportunities & Challenges
15-05-2016–The Story of Spectrum Auctions
26-01-2016–March 2015 Auction Simulations: Bidding Strategy of Operators
29-01-2016–Unequal Block Sizes might Result in Unsold Spectrum
06-12-2015–Should we Auction MW Spectrum?
28-11-2015–X-Ray Analysis of Spectrum Inventory for Auctions
12-09-2015–The Mystery of Unsold Spectrum!!
25-07-2015–Spectrum Auctions: Problems and its Implications
06-07-2015–2015 Spectrum Auction: 900 MHz band Example
06-06-2018 – 2300 MHz Harmonization: The Final Order
18-12-2017–Harmonizing the 2300 MHz Band
14-05-2017–Harmonizing 900 MHz Band
06-05-2017–Harmonizing Sub 700 MHz Band
02-02-2016–Why Harmonize 1800 MHz band?
06-08-2019 – Why are mobile networks congested?
10-07-2019 – Did DoT try hard enough to rationalize spectrum price?
02-07-2019 – Maintaining 5G Spectrum Price at the current level hold ground?
23-06-2019 – Indian Telecom Sector – Is the golden goose tired?
11-06-2019 – Spectrum NPA – A reality or myth?
27-05-2019 – The Problem of Unused Spectrum
12-12-2018 – Improving TRAI’s Spectrum Price Calculations
12-09-2018 – Current Method of Calculating Reserve Price Needs to Improve
04-08-2018 – TRAI’s Spectrum Pricing Model: It is biased towards last bid value?
24-02-2018 – How was spectrum priced?
20-01-2018 – Does “Reserve Price” Accurately Reflects the Value of Spectrum?
20-10-2017–How to Calculate Reserve Prices for Spectrum Auctions
29-11-2017–Valuation of 60 GHz spectrum (V Band)
18-11-2017–Deferred Payment Calculation Formula
01-10-2017–The IMG Report: What is the impact on cash flow?
25-07-2017–IMG Draft Report Analysis
08-07-2017–Impact of Extending Spectrum Payment Tenure on Operators
02-07-2017–Indian Spectrum Outflows
14-04-2017–Is Spectrum Price a True Reflection of its Value?
02-02-2017–What is wrong with spectrum prices?
19-04-2016–Pricing Rationale of 700 MHz band
17-01-2016–High Price Spectrum is due to Irrational Bidding?
28-01-2016–Is TRAI’s 700 MHz Price Outcome of an Inadvertent Error?
30-01-2016–Is it Fair to Link Reserve Price with Last Auction Price?
29-11-2019 – Which operator needs spectrum desperately?
07-07-2019 – Who has the largest 4G spectrum?
31-10-2017 –Refarming 900 MHz will enhance the operator’s 4G capability
28-10-2017–Comparing 4G Capability of the “Market Leaders”
07-05-2016–The Spectrum Matrix: Affordability, Availability, Accessibility
09-08-2015–“Spectrum Scarcity” a Reality or Myth?
08-04-2023 – Satellite Spectrum Assignment — The TRAI’s Dilemma
25-10-2022 – Satellite Spectrum — Auction or Not
09-10-2022 – Satellite Spectrum — Auction vs Administrative (Pros & Cons)
24-08-2022 – Satellite Spectrum — Overcoming Valuation Challenges
28-06-2022 – Private Networks — Analysis of the DoT’s guidelines
09-05-2022 – Satellite Spectrum SUC & Implications
12-10-2121 –Indian New SUC Rule — An Incentive to acquire more 5G spectrum
23-09-2021–No SUC for future spectrum, but will it reduce outflows?
04-03-2017–Unsold and New Spectrum Inventory
24-11-2017–Spectrum Cap Rules
15-07-2016–Analysing TRAI’s SUC Recommendations
03-06-2016–Different Operators Will Pay Different Spectrum Usage Charges
24-05-2016–History of Spectrum Usage Charge for 3G & BWA Spectrum
15-11-2015–The Story of Spectrum Usage Charge – Past, Present, & Future
12-11-2015–Spectrum Cap: Impact of Changing Definition from DoT to TRAI
14-09-2015– Spectrum Trading: Will the dream come true?
16-08-2015–Sharing Spectrum or Operator’s Steeplechase?
08-07-2015–Proposed Spectrum Sharing Rules Enable Hardly Any Sharing
04-07-2015–The Basic Problem with Indian Spectrum Policy
11-01-2018–RJIO+RCOM Spectrum Deal
09-01-2018–Dissecting RCOM’s Spectrum
15-10-2017–Vodafone & Idea – How to Increase the Efficiency
14-10-2017–Bharti & Tata Merger: What is the real gain for Bharti?
30-06-2017–Bharti + Tata: Spectrum Synergies
23-03-2017–Bharti + Tikona deal
15-01-2017–Vodafone + Idea (Scenario Analysis)
03-01-2017–Synergy of Telenor’s Spectrum with Bharti, Vodafone, and Idea
02-01-2017–Indian Telecom: Competitive Dynamics in the Lower Spectrum
18-03-2016–Bharti – Videocon Deal: Synergies and Impact in Future Auctions
19-01-2016–RJIO & RCOM Partnership Analysis
01-01-2016–Vodafone – Tikona Synergy
25-12-2015–RCOM & Aircel Merger Analysis
25-1112015–Why is demand for Videocon’s 4G Spectrum so high?
31-05-2018 – V Band (60 GHz) Regulation: Are there Legal Issues?
03-05-2018 – 60 GHz (V Band): Why Should it be Delicensed?
15-10-2015–The Story of 800 MHz Band, Past, Present & Future
13-07-2015–The Story of the 1800 MHz Band: The Past, Present & Future
2G Spectrum Scam
24-12-2017–2G Spectrum Case
25-02-2017–The untold story of the 2G scam
30-11-2017–Analysing Dec 2017 TRAI’s Rec on Net Neutrality
30-07-2017–Do devices that limit access to applications violate NN?
09-02-2017–Net Neutrality: What is the debate all about?
21-12-2016–Analysing TRAI’s “Free Data” Recommendation
28-06-2016–Should TRAI Modify/Reverse its Order on Differential Pricing?
21-05-2016–What is the purpose of “Free Data” consultation?
24-06-2016–Business Models for “Free Data”
09-02-2016–Who Can Discriminate Tariffs/Access On Internet?
19-07-2015–Net Neutrality – Decoding “VOIP”
18-07-2015–Indian Net Neutrality – The Basic Problem
Make in India
17-04-2023 – India’s Recent Loss in WTO — An Analysis
25-05-2022 – Indian Electronic Trade — Export & Imports
25-01-2022 – Indian Trade in Electronics
21-01-2022 – India’s Export & Import in Merchandise
07-06-2020 – Dissecting Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme
16-02-2020 – Is “Make-in-India Working?
02-02-2020 – Incentivizing Manufacturing – Opportunities & Challenges
09-12-2019 – Make in India – Different Times Different Advocacy
10-12-2017—Use GST (Goods & Services Tax) to Drive Trust
17-06-2017–Making Mobile Phones in India
07-05-2017–India & ITA
29-04-2017–Incentivising Manufacturing of Mobile Phones in India
12-12-2016–How GST Impacts Manufacturing of Mobile Phones in India
27-12-2015–Mobile Handset Manufacturing in India: Status & Opportunities
15-10-2022 – Indian Telecom Market — The Danger of Duopoly
21-08-2021 – Telecom Sector – Multiple Licenses a Liability or a Liberator?
28-05-2019 – VNO & Spectrum Sharing etc have failed to take off, but why?
02-02-2019 – Challenges in Regulating OTT Services
13-07-2018 – VNOs Allowed Pass-Through, But What About Others?
29-06-2018 – Managing Call Drops
24-06-2018 – Internet Telephony in India
02-06-2018 – Why Dismantling “Revenue Share” is the mother of all reforms?
28-05-2018 – VNO, WiFi & M2M Licenses : Opportunities & Constraints
12-12-2017–The Changing Face of Indian Telecom
21-09-2017–Understanding Interconnection Usage Charge (IUC)
16-09-2017–License Fees @ % of Operator Revenues Should Go, But Why?
18-08–2017–Getting Rid of Revenue Share
12-04-2017–The Shrinking Telecom Sector
23-02-2017–What is the basic problem with revenue share?
30-01-2017–How Technology and Regulation Impacts Business Strategies
11-01-2017–Has the Indian telecom industry stagnated?
17-12-2016–How “Unlimited Voice” Impact Indian Operators
29-12-2017–The Key Issues Pending Resolution
06-08-2016–Analysis of TRAI’s IUC consultation
26-06-2016–Internet Telephony (VoIP) in India
12-06-2016–License Fees @ % of Revenue: What is the dispute all about?
05-06-2016–How Effective are the VNO Guidelines?
31-05-2016–Content Providers Can Discriminate, But the Operators Can’t!
26-05-2016–How to Implement a “Blocking System” for Stolen Phones in India?
08-11-2015–Reviving Indian Telecom Sector? First Fix Spectrum
03-11-2015–Call Drops & Spectrum – The Real Linkage
25-10-2015–Excessive Auction & License Fees Can Impact Growth
29-08-2015–Broadening Broadband, Are We Ready?
10-08-2015–Technology has innovated but, what about regulation?
04-02-2023 – Dissecting Budget2023 — The Department of Telecommunication
09-10-2022 –Satellite Spectrum — Auction vs Adm Assignment (Pros & Cons)
14-06-2022 – Satellite Spectrum — Auction or Not, and Why?
28-06-2022 – Indian Telecom Landscape — How it has changed over time
16-05-2022 – Broadcasting Sector — Challenges & Opportunities
15-09-2020 – Indian Telecom’s AGR Tangle – Who is at fault?
19-03-2020 – It is all about clarity and the preciseness of policies!
16-03-2020 – DoT AGR Demand – Operator Impact
23-02-2020 – Was SC’s Interpretation of AGR the Real Intent of DoT?
21-11-2019 – Improving AGR Regulation
03-11-2019 – AGR Issue: Operator Payment Options
31-10-2019 – The AGR System – A Bottleneck for Motivating Investment
29-07-2019 – SC Judgment on AGR: Rationale and Implications
20-07-2019 – Indian Telecom Subscribers Trends
09-06-2019 – BSNL & MTNL Revival: Spectrum is the Key
07-06-2019 – Why is BSNL & MTNL Sick?
20-05-2019 – Can TV OTT Apps be Licensed Under Same Terms as Others?
19-05-2019 – Is Importing and Selling Refurbished Phones Allowed in India?
13-05-2019 – Broadcasting Regulations: Are the objectives met?
10-01-2019 – Reservation – Logic of the 50% Limit
08-01-2019 – SC Judgment on “Vagueness of Law” “Draft Intermediaries Guidelines”
07-01-2019 – Intermediaries Guidelines: Background and Issues
05-01-2019 – Aadhaar Amendment Bill 2018 – Key Features
27-12-2018 – New E-Commerce Policy Mimicking Net Neutrality Principles?
26-12-2018 – Decoding MHA’s Snooping Order
04-11-2018 – SC Judgment on Pricing of TV Channels and Related Issues
02-10-2018 – Summarising Aadhaar Judgment
30-09-2018 – Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act is Unconstitutional Says SC, But Why?
16-09-2018 – Simplifying The Privacy Debate
09-09-2018 – Right to Privacy: Jurisprudence of Past & Current Cases
01-09-2018 – Indian Telecom Finance Metric
19-08-2018 – Prevention of Corruption Act 2018
17-08-2018 – Public Servants Taking Decisions: The Key Challenges
15-08-2018 – No Technology Can Win Without a Conducive Regulatory Framework
11-08-2018 – Regulations: Why does positive intent often leads to negative outcomes?
06-08-2018 – Aadhar: Risks and Solutions
03-08-2018 – Privacy: Justice Srikrishna Report
30-05-2018 – Wireless Connectivity: How is the Rural India Doing?
16-04-2018 – Telecom FAQs
25-02-2018 – Where are the revenues going?
25-02-2018 – Where are the subscribers going?
24-01-2018 – Licensed vs Unlicensed Spectrum.
12-11-2017–Indian Operator’s Subscriber Net Adds
22-10-2017–A Short Story of Broadband
07-10-2017–A Short Story of the Telecom Industry
22-07-2017–The Economies of JIO Phone
25-06-2017–How GST Works?
16-04-2017–Wireless Technologies Made Easy
23-02-2017–How the market leaders are poised on spectrum and revenues
19-02-2017–Should Indian Operators Start Procuring Handset?
04-02-2017–Is 4G driving a Paradigm Shift in Telecom Business?
28-12-2016–Spectrum Made Easy
24-05-2016–White-Fi in Blackspace
01-11-2015–Spectrum Management for Dummies
03-10-2015–TV Whitespaces: How white are these spaces?
27-09-2015–The Debate on Encryption: Are we heading in the right direction?