Today I came across a nicely written article in Business Standard on NOFN. Article’s title was “NOFN: A distant dream”. I must say it is one of good articles I have seen so far on the topic and most of other articles appeared to be factually incorrect and more like Press Releases of UPA. Some key points from the Business Standard article: According to a top official at the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), the project was conceptualised without a proper study.
Today was voting day in many states including Haryana (where I stay) and I just casted vote. This was 2nd time I voted and first time when I voted in a Lok Sabha election (last time being for local Municipal Election). Sometimes back I came across a very nice lecture by one of Indian scholar, politician, author and lot more Mr Arun Shourie. Some key points of his lecture Political situation has degraded significantly and during the time he gave this lecture.
I thought about this long back - “Who pays to whom in case of internet bandwidth?” I have been working in this domain from sometime and so far I have learnt that it’s really complex. I will try to put a series of blog post to give some thoughts on this subject. Firstly we have to understand that when we talk about “bandwidth price” it’s often layer 3 bandwidth which you buy in form of capacity over ethernet GigE, Ten-GigE and so on (or STMs if you are in India).
Exam days still going and a few more to go. Before I go further on actual blog topic, a small story to share. “Being a Superman” story ;) Recently it rained quite heavily in Radaur and I was trapped in a situation where stairs to my room got in touch with live grid electricity due to a badly insulated wire joint. Stairs are made of metal and that brought this dangerous situation.
Today I read in news about Govt’s decision to finally end inter-circle roaming agreements between Airtel, Vodafone & IDEA. Well, the case is not new. It has been up with doT from over months and got highlights when CEO’s of all 3 firms wrote letter to Prime Minister of India for his intervention. Little background In 3G auction held in 2010, none of the operators got pan India spectrum across 22 telecom circles.