Indian Broadband Policy and Regulatory Resources

Expert Forum on Broadband Policy 2014
12 March 2014

The Expert Forum on Broadband Policy and Regulation Conducive to Access by the Poor 2014 was the second of the series of Expert Forums organized under the current Ford Foundation funded project. This was a small interactive event to gain insights from experts including regulators and policy makers from India, UK, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, Mexico and Sri Lanka. The topics covered included what India can learn from the National Broadband Network initiatives of Malaysia, Australia and Indonesia, an analysis about the current status of the National Optical Fiber Network of India, the Mexican Shared Spectrum Model and its relevance to South Asia, Spectrum policies conducive to broadband rollout and why the Indian app market has not been as successful as expected. The web-based Broadband Policy Resource Centre focused on Indian policy makers  (http://broadbandasia.info/ ) was also launched at the Expert Forum.

Photos from the event can be accessed here

The summary report of the event, including the list of participants and agenda can be access here.

The evaluations by the participants can be accessed here.

Links to papers presented are below

High Speed Broadband Network of Malaysia

National Broadband Network of Australia

National Broadband Network of Indonesia

National Optical Fibre Network of India

The Indian App Ecosystem

Mexico’s shared spectrum model

Spectrum Policy Conducive to Broadband roll-out