Net Neutrality: Department of Telecom pushes for disallowing telecom companies’ zero rating plans in its report

The telecom department’s much-awaited report on ‘net neutrality’ is said to have recommended disallowing the controversial zero rating plans of telcos while proposing that throttling and any sort of prioritisation of Internet traffic should be banned by the government. “There should be no paid prioritisation which creates discrimination and no degradation of traffic on the…

Building India 2.0

The Narendra Modi government’s Digital India claim and programme — following on the heels of Make in India and Skill India — is three-pronged. One, it aims to build infrastructure and provide the internet as a utility to every citizen. Two, it promises to improve service delivery by making services available online. And three, it…

Village connectivity to be Digital India key focus

A scheme to link India’s 2.5 lakh villages with better internet connectivity is likely to be announced when Prime Minister Narendra Modi flags off a Rs 1 lakh crore programme on Wednesday aimed at wiping out India’s digital divide. Preparations are in full swing for the Prime Minister to launch the week-long programme — Digital…

The birth of the Internet in India

Kanakasabapathy Pandyan remembers the parties. Quite vividly. Long evenings, endless chatter and glass-in-hand (always) parties. Held at Vijay Mukhi’s sprawling apartment on Nepean Sea Road, south Bombay. Mukhi was a technology evangelist back then, a man who loved his computer more than anything else in the world. So it was only natural that he had…

Get a Glimpse: Digital marketers

To be young and king of your domain is a happy probability if you choose to work in digital marketing. Here is where 20-somethings get to tell senior executives what to do. Digital marketing experts are in high demand. They help companies go online, and make businesses visible through various ways, like search engine optimization…