03 Apr

The Inside Job

Saw excellent movie “The Inside Job” on 2008 market crash. It nicely explains that in fine details, people & companies who were involved, how it happened and finally what Govt. did.


I was amazed by funny part of story where they let one to insure against things which you they did not own!
Also, it mentions of paper presented by Mr Raghuram Rajan. In his paper on “Has financial development made this world unstable?” he very much predicted on what was wrong with the market. You can read that excellent paper here.

Mr Rajan eventually returned to India and now is Governer of RBI.


Movie Trailer




Have fun!

03 Nov

Last mile broadband technology for PRESENT!

Came across this impressive cover of last mile broadband issues in Orcas Island in Washington state in Arstechnica.com. It’s very true on how so many areas are just not served and likely will never be served because when you have large telecom players bidding for billion dollar worth of Spectrum, all they care next for is very high value returns. And if they do not see those kind of returns, areas stay unserved. India has even poor story where it’s challenging to get wired broadband in most areas of country including key metro cities.


Few months back I posted story of my home fixed wireless connection and it works great. Sharing video story of Orcas Island citizens about their broadband issues and how they fixed them with fixed wireless. This is a technology which is already somewhat used and needs to be used right away for most of less populated areas and villages. It’s not fiber but yes it makes much more economical sense to get more people with 30-40Mbps symmetric pipes right away rather than waiting for years and years for fiber connection (and paying a hefty $5 billion on a project like NOFN/BBNL) or worst – giving people fiber connections with 5-10Mbps of plans!




Oh and btw I would be presenting a small research work at bdNOG 4 next week in Bangladesh. Meet and greet if you are around in Bangladesh attending the event!