Indian Broadband Policy and Regulatory Resources

Technologies for UAS

Telecommunication being a rapidly changing technology market, is vastly influenced by the cost, acceptability and feasibility of services of specific technologies. The regulators should take initiatives to ensure that with the advent of the technology, the minimum requirements is met and universally available. The contrary would be digital divide. The authorities therefore need to revise and adopt UAS rules and obligations to meet the goal. However, adoption of technology depends on various market factors that drive both the demand and supply. This includes : competition in the market, demand and affordability, customer density, end user terminal distribution and availability etc.

This article shows how mobile is a critical technology for Internet provision in India and should be considered when providing UAS.

USO and rural connectivity: not an obligation but an opportunity explores the potential for telecommunications growth in India. It is argued that the country has the opportunity to connect villages to the national mainstream in two to three years through broadband and Internet telephony. 



Technologies for Universal Access and Service – Developments in technology affect the cost, acceptability and feasibility of services and have a direct impact on universal access and service (UAS). Because technological developments influence regulators’ expectations and users’ technology preferences, minimum requirements for and expectations of UAS increase over time.

Qualcomm, Virgin Group Join OneWeb on Ambitious 648 SmallSat Constellation – Virgin is joining forces with Qualcomm to put thousands of Internet satellites into orbit, offering Web access to remote locations that don’t currently have it.


Cameroon: Internet access rate notices spectacular growth with the introduction of 3G and 4G services

Kenya: Government Pledges Vigorous 4G Roll in Four Months

What is 5G? Wireless Engineer Explains What America’s Mobile Future Will Look Like

5G networks – state of the industry

Opening the 5G wireless frontier

US planning for 5G, while South Africa still waiting for 4G/LTE spectrum

Understanding 4G in the UK: Everything you need to know Everyone knows 4G comes after 3G. It’s faster, better, not to mention more expensive. But “4G” can refer to a bunch of different things, and the various UK operators use 4G in different ways to offer different features to customers.

The State Of 5G Technology: Where Telecoms Stand – Fifth-generation wireless technology, or 5G, is the next wave of cellular technology and a hot topic in the telecommunications industry. The widely agreed-upon timeline for 5G is still about four years away, but that fact isn’t discouraging carriers from beginning field tests and preparing their networks to support the quickest cellular technology yet.

4G Vs 3G: Telcos Scramble For Subscribers – As Nigerian telecoms service providers offering 4G LTE technology cast their dragnet to capture more subscribers, brandishing fast speed internet, data, voice and video services, CHIMA AKWAJA takes a look at the simmering battle between the 4G and 3G mobile operators.

How will 5G and the Internet of Things play together? – 5G developments are well underway. In turn, definitions of spectrum, latency and bandwidth usage are continuously evolving to adapt to the next generation of mobile networks. However, while the technicalities involving 5G are promising, the ways in which 5G will impact our society is still very much a developing topic of discussion.

Insufficient Funding Caused Digital Broadcast Transmission Failure – NBC – The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), has attributed its failure to facilitate transmission switch over from analogue to digital broadcast transmission in Nigeria to insufficient funding.

ITU Defines Timeline for 5G Mobile Systems– ITU has established the overall roadmap for the development of 5G mobile systems and defined the term it will apply to it as “IMT-2020”.

Universal service in an IP-enabled NGN environment – The purpose of this paper is to identify concerns developing in regard to current approaches used to define, deliver and fund universal service obligations (USOs) for telecommunications due to developments in competition, new technology, e.g. wireless, convergence and next generation networks (NGN), including voice over internet protocol (VoIP).

Development and Design of 5G is Industry Focus and on Display at PT/EXPO China 2015 – 5G will be the future of the wireless communication industry. The latest industry upgrade to 5G will bring fast transmission speeds, reaching 10Gb/s (10x faster than 4G).