DoT asks TRAI to carry review on usage of spectrum

The department of telecommunications (DoT) has asked the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) to review the usage of spectrum by private players and government institutions that are not related to defence and security. “Trai may carry out review and make its recommendations on the present usage of spectrum… on the ‘efficient management’ of available spectrum,” the DoT said in…

Trai sounded out on regulating e-commerce

An inter-ministerial panel has requested the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) to take up the role or suggest if there is a need for a separate regulator for e-commerce. At present, Trai regulates telecommunications, media and broadcasting industries. The need for an e-commerce regulator was felt after the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) sought the commerce ministry’s intervention over ‘predatory…

Journalism’s tech divide

The vocabulary is changing and becoming more loaded. Print and TV journalists are now called legacy media. As opposed to being part of the expanding digital dawn. New digital properties emerged over the last year and claimed mind space. Indian start-ups of international media sites such as Quartz, Scroll and The Huffington Post, India Today’s DailyO.in, Raghav…

Digital to Take Center Stage in 2015

Successful companies are ones that keep transforming and re-inventing themselves. Today, an increasingly digital world – replete with smart devices, savvy consumers, pervasive media, and ubiquitous data – is brimming with opportunities for companies and spurring them to adopt digital business models to succeed. Customers are demanding newer channels of engagement, employees want to use…