Gurugram To Build Broadband Network

Work for laying an optical fibre network for broadband connectivity across Gurugram has been allotted to four companies, including Reliance Jio, as part of a ‘smart city’ project, which was launched by chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar. The other three companies roped in by GMDA are Indus Towers Limited, Sterlite Convergence Limited and ATC Telecom & Infrastructure Private Limited. Under…

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Challenges of Community Radio in India

Community Radio

The Indian government’s failure to disburse funds to small community radio stations is slowly strangling an endeavor that was supposed to be a means of empowering local communities. Hyper-local, low-power community radio stations, run by local groups, are aimed at people in a five-to-10-kilometer radius in areas not served by conventional and mainstream media or, in urban areas, as an…

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The Key Role Of Public Wi-Fi

Public Wi-Fi can play a key role in driving ubiquitous connectivity and digital inclusion in India, as explored in a recently published Analysys Mason study , ‘Accelerating connectivity through public Wi-Fi: Early lessons from the railway Wi-Fi project’. Despite fast increases in number of people connected (316 million at the end of 2017, compared to 200 million the previous year),…

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India Approved Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality

The Telecom Commission (TC), the highest decision-making body in the telecom ministry approved net neutrality rules that prohibit internet service providers (ISPs) from discriminating between their web traffic. The decision ensures that internet for Indians will continue to remain non-discriminatory and unrestricted. The TC has accepted Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI’s) recommendations, which means that ISPs cannot block or…

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Sony’s 48MP Sensor Delivers Greater Detail Despite Shrunken Pixels

Sony 48MP Sensor

Mobile phone cameras are about to get a significant performance boost. Sony on Monday introduced a 48-megapixel sensor for cellphone cameras that measures less than one-third of an inch diagonally. The sensor is slated for release in September. To pack that many pixels into such tight quarters, Sony had to shrink their size to 8 microns. Shrinking pixel sizes usually…

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Security Economics: The Key to Resilience

securityeconomics

There are times when looking at something narrowly can be more effective than taking a wider and more comprehensive view. If you don’t believe me, consider the experience of looking at organisms in a microscope or watching a bird through binoculars. Distractions are minimized, allowing optimal evaluation and analysis of what’s under investigation. In security, the normative way that we…

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