Citing international security, India wants more government control over the internet

As the internet prepares to emerge from the administrative oversight of the US government on 30 September, India proposes that in its new management by the global online community, governments should have “supreme right and control” on matters relating to international security. Union Minister of Communications and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad said this at…

Facebook to beam Internet using drones

Facebook is still keen on connecting remote parts of the world by giving them Internet connectivity, despite suffering a major setback in India with regards to Free Basics and Internet.org. The social media giant’s artificial intelligence (AI) team is studying satellite images of 20 countries to identify human settlements, reports the Indo-Asian News Service. “This is…

Why can’t India use the internet?

LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) –  According to a Pew Research Center poll, as of 2015 only 22 percent of India’s adults had internet access. Despite hosting an enormous population, much of India is without internet access, which prompted the Centre for Communication and Development Studies (CCDS) to conduct a study. The study took place…

India’s whitespace allocation opens up possibilities

The Indian government has allocated spectrum to eight organisations for testing TV whitespace technology, opening up opportunities for use of unlicensed spectrum in the country without the need for auctions. H Nwana, executive director of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA), told Mobile World Live he welcomed the decision for carrying out experiments using TV whitespace-like rules, following…