Indian Broadband Policy and Regulatory Resources

Media Conference April 2014
25th April 2014

A media conference was held on the 25th April 2014 at Holiday Inn Resort, Goa to disseminate the research conducted under the Ford Foundation funded project on ‘Broadband Policy and Regulation Conducive to Access by the Poor’. It was attended by journalists from PTI, Indian Express, India Forbes, Telecom Lead and Cyber Media.

The conference commenced with an introduction to the project and the media launch of the web-based Broadband Policy Resource Centre ( ).  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 and why the Indian app market has not been as successful as expected and how it can be improved.

Photos from the event can be accessed here

Links to papers presented are below.

Introduction & Overview – Rohan Samarajiva

National Broadband Networks: What works and what doesnt – Roshanthi Lucas Gunaratne

The India App ecosystem – Rajat Kathuria & Sugandha Srivastav