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Telecom and Digital Technology Policy

The Telecom &Technology Policy Team at ICRIER brings together experienced researchers from a diverse set of fields including economics, public policy, law, engineering and regulatory governance. The multidisciplinary nature of the team enables researchers to cover various aspects of the ever-evolving technology policy landscape. Over time the scope of research has evolved from measuring the impacts of India’s digital economy to broader issues such as anti-trust, standardisation, electronics manufacturing, infrastructure and spectrum, electronics manufacturing, digital platforms, satellite communications, emerging technologies and internet governance. The team adopts a mix of quantitative and qualitative research methods and interacts with a wide variety of stakeholders across government, business and academia to grapple with a diverse set of policy questions.Some of the prominent funders for the team include Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Department of Science and Industrial Research (DSIR), Competition Commission of India (CCI), National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI), Broadband India Forum, Internet and Mobile Association of India, Cellular Operators Association of India, LIRNEasia and several corporates.

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Building an Inclusive Digital Society
Building an Inclusive Digital Society

The Bharat Net project was initiated as a centre-state collaboration to address the lack of rural broadband infrastructure. As the project heads into its second phase, the implementation strategy needs to be strengthened.

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Economics of Artificial Intelligence
Economics of Artificial Intelligence

India’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) moment is truly here and now. Its transformational potential stems from its ability to lend itself to a diverse range of applications across sectors. It also demonstrates the potential to address developmental challenges by…

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Liberalising Satellite Communications in India
Liberalising Satellite Communications in India

Satellite communication technology is growing rapidly. India’s share in the global satellite ecosystem is relatively small. India lags behind several countries in adoption and implementation of cutting edge satellite technologies. It is alleged that the…

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India’s Platform Economy and Emerging Regulatory Challenges
India’s Platform Economy and Emerging Regulatory Challenges

The platform economy has undoubtedly become an engine for growth and development in India. Apart from the immediate benefits of such efficiency, ‘platformisation’ creates a wide range of business opportunities.

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Market Study on the Telecom Sector in India
Market Study on the Telecom Sector in India

The study is a fact-finding exercise, tracing the recent evolution of the Indian telecom industry, analysing threats and challenges to competition, identifying strengths and opportunities in the wake of technological innovations and recommending policies…

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MeitY Chair for Internet Policy
MeitY Chair for Internet Policy

The MeitY Chair for Internet Policy at ICRIER primarily sought to put together policy-based research on aspects of Internet openness, security and governance. The objective was to undertake evidence-based research that will build capacity for India’s participation in international forums while strengthening domestic policy.

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The Economics of Data Localisation in India
The Economics of Data Localisation in India

Personal data is being collected and analysed to better understand preferences of customers and their willingness to pay. The importance of data has also risen in ranks as an input to global trade and commerce, impacting not only the information…

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The Role of Standards in Diffusion of Emerging Technologies
The Role of Standards in Diffusion of Emerging Technologies

Given the rapid rise of Internet of thing (IoT) and its widened application across sectors, careful implementation of interoperable standards is necessary. The study outline and compare the standard setting process across different standard setting organisations that contribute to the service, application, communication and device layers of the IoT ecosystem.

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2 Jul 2021 2nd ICRIER-KAS Webinar on Tackling Covid-19 – Lessons For / From India REGISTER HERE
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