Articles

“The over-the-top debate ends here”

Article by President – BIF in Financial Express (1st November 2022)

“Don’t auction satellite spectrum”

Article by President – BIF in The Hindu Businessline (27th October 2022)

“OTTs are telecom growth drivers”

Article by President – BIF in The Hindu Businessline (18th October 2022)

“No auctioning satellite spectrum”

Article by President – BIF in Financial Express (27th September 2022)

“5G for Bharat and not just India – Are we ready?”

Article by President – BIF in Communications Today (26th August 2022)

‘Need For Speed: The 5G Promise, Its Enablers And Roadblocks’

Article by President – BIF in IANS (9th August 2022)

‘The private 5G dilemma’

Article by Prof. Rekha Jain, Principal Advisor, BIF in ET Prime (07th AUGUST 2022)

‘Private 5G for Digital India’

Article by President – BIF in Financial Express (21st July 2022)

‘​Don’t Turn Online Gaming Offline’

Article by President, BIF in Economic Times (29th MAY 2022)

‘Holistic Digital Inclusion: Are we doing enough to bridge the divide?’

Article by President, BIF in Tele.net (MAY 2022)

‘Digital India needs frand policies to democratise use of public data’

Article by President, BIF in Creative First (18th MARCH 2022)

‘Setting reserve price for 5G auctions that’s ‘just right’

Article by President, BIF in Creative First (18th MARCH 2022)

‘Leaving no citizen behind: Realizing the dream of an inclusive Digital India’

Article by DG – BIF in Communications Today (March 2022)

‘Truly revolutionising telecom’

Article by President – BIF in Financial Express (23rd FEBRUARY 2022)

Increasing Bandwidth vital for better digital experience

Article by BIF President and Hony. Principal Advisor in The Hindu Business Line (18th FEBRUARY 2022)

‘Connecting Better: 2022 – The year for revitalising Indian digital communications’

Article by BIF President in Tele.net (FEBRUARY 2022)

‘Satcom: Delivering Broadband Anywhere and Everywhere’

Article by BIF President in Voice & Data (JANUARY 2022)

‘PM WANI: India’s Strong Answer to the Digital Divide’

Article by BIF President in Communications Today (JANUARY 2022)

‘ONLINE CURATED CONTENT ON STEEP UPWARD TRAJECTORY IN INDIA DRIVING DATA USAGE, DEMAND FOR LOCAL CONTENT & ECONOMIC GROWTH’

Article by BIF President in Creative First (11th JANUARY 2022)

‘Encryption: A Powerful Way to Achieve Citizen Privacy with High Economic Gains’

Article by BIF President in Communications Today (DECEMBER 2021)

‘India must get satcom to take off’

Article in Financial Express by President, BIF (22nd DECEMBER 2021)

‘E2E encryption: Key to data-led growth’

Article by BIF President in The Hindu Business Line (20th DECEMBER 2021)

‘5G technology is also more energy-efficient’

Article in The Hindu Business Line by President – BIF (24th NOVEMBER 2021)

‘Driving internet inclusion & safety ‘

Article by President-BIF in Financial Express (24th NOVEMBER 2021)

‘Satcom a vital reinforcing rod of the broadband pillar of digital India’

Article by BIF President in Broadcast & Cablesat (22nd NOVEMBER 2021)

‘INDIAN STREAMING VIDEO & TV MARKETS CAN TURBOCHARGE NATION’S GDP GROWTH – IF ONLY WE LET THEM’

Article in Creative First by BIF President (17th NOVEMBER 2021)

‘RIAs are at the core of OTT ecosystem’

Article by BIF President in Voice & Data (OCTOBER 2021)

‘Indian satellite broadband & digital services fully poised for lift-off’

Article by BIF President in ET Telecom (14th OCTOBER 2021)

‘OTT platforms are blooming’

Opinion piece by BIF President in Business Line (30th SEPTEMBER 2021)

‘Mandate to share non-personal data may hinder start-ups’

Article by BIF President in Financial Express (29th SEPTEMBER 2021)

‘Satellite spectrum issue getting “curiouser and curiouser”‘

Article by BIF President in ET Telecom (28th SEPTEMBER 2021)

‘Taking care of a billion pulses’

Article by BIF President in Voice & Data (SEPTEMBER 2021)

‘Construction of the pan – India Digital Highway of Optic Fibre’

Article by BIF President in Communications Today (AUGUST 2021)

‘Broaden Indian Broadcasting’

Article by BIF President in Economic Times (17th AUGUST 2021)

‘Time to look beyond the UPI’

Article by BIF President in Voice & Data (AUGUST 2021)

‘Broadcasting in India undergoes a quiet revolution’

Article by BIF President in Voice & Data (JULY 2021)

‘A Big Telecom Booster For The Indian BPO Sector’

Article by BIF President in Communications Today (12th JULY 2021)

‘Can’t Auction Satellite Spectrum: Terrestrial concept of exclusivity doesn’t apply, hence auctioning is not applicable’

Article by BIF President in Financial Express (8th JULY 2021)

‘Leveraging Satcom to propel mobile & WiFi backhaul’ – Article by BIF President in ET Telecom(30th JUNE 2021)


‘IT Rules 2021: Let healthy competition drive India’s OTT market’ – Article by President, BIF in Communications Today(24th JUNE 2021)


Growing Footprint: Key drivers, challenges and solutions for fibre scale-up – Article by BIF President in Tele.net(JUNE 2021)


“India’s debut in 5G delayed? A contrarian view” – Article by BIF President in ET Telecom(3rd JUNE 2021)


“Telecom Talk: India needs a new metric to judge network quality” – Article in Financial Express by President, BIF(25th MAY 2021)


“Bridging the Gap: Ubiquitous public Wi-Fi key to meeting broadband and Digital India goals” – Article by BIF President in Tele.net (18th MAY 2021)


“Broadband boost: The V-Band opportunity” – Article by Mr. TV Ramachandran, President, BIF in ET Telecom (7th MAY 2021)


“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