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Prof. Rekha Jain

Information Systems (IS)

Educational Qualifications

  • Ph.D (1985): Indian Institute of Technology, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, New Delhi
  • M.Phil (1977-79) Department of Computer Science, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  • M.Sc. (1976): Physics, Delhi University.
  • B.Sc. (1974): Physics (Hons), Delhi University

Academic Affiliation

  • Consulted with several national and international organizations in the area of Telecom Policy and ICT Strategy. Involved in various international studies on IT Applications and Telecom Policy in Southeast Asian countries.

Professional Affiliation

  • Executive Chair of the IIMA-IDEA Telecom Centre of Excellence (IITCOE-www.iitcoe.in), 2008 - present
  • Professor, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, India, 1984 - present.
  • Board member, TCIL (2015 to date).
  • Board member, GIPL (2016 to date).
  • Board Member, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (2013-15).
  • Administration: Have held key administration positions at the Institute, including Chair, Information Systems Group.
  • Board Member, International Telecommunications Society (ITS), 2013 - Present.
  • Member of the expert committee, Kerala Fibre Optic Network (KFON) project.
  • Associate Editor of the Journal of Information Technology Case and Application Research (JITCAR), March 2016.
  • Guest Editor for the Journal of Telecommunications Policy (JTPO), Special Issue: Telecom as a Driver for Transforming Emerging Economies, April 2014.
  • Governing Council Member, Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India (TSDSI), 2013 onwards.
  • Governing Body Member, Telecom Sector Skill Council of India (TSSCI), 2013 onwards.
  • Vice Chair, Focus Group Bridging the Gap: From Innovation to Standards, International Telecommunication Union - Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T), 2012.
  • Nominated as a member of an expert group on Creation of Telecom Entrepreneurship Development, Telecom R&D and Telecom Manufacturing Promotion Fund during 12th Five Year Plan.
  • Member for the year 2011-2012 at CII National Committee on Telecom & Broadband 2011-12.
  • Visiting Fellow at Fundcao Dom Cabral, Brazil, the leading business school in Brazil for six weeks in 2011.
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Global Information Management (JGIM).
  • Coordinator, Centre for Telecom Policy Studies (CTPS) since October 2000. Associate Coordinator since its inception in 1998. The Centre operated in partnership with The Centre for Study of Regulated Industries, McGill University, Montreal, Canada. This project was financially supported by the Canadian International Development Agency.
  • Member, Centre for Infrastructure Policy and Regulation (CIPR), IIM Ahmedabad.
  • Committee Member in Spectrum Committee, IT for Masses, Working Group on Internet Proliferation & Governance.
  • Worked in the State Bank of India, June 1976 – July 1977.

 

Teaching Interest:

  • Regulation, competition and market creating issues generally
  • Regulation, competition and public policy issues in specific sectors (electricity, transportation, urban services, telecom and related sectors)
  • Information Technology, National IT Infrastructure, public policy, political economy
  • PPPs, project structuring, risk allocation

Area of Research:

Research and teaching interests are in -

  • Regulation, competition and market creating issues generally
  • Regulation, competition and public policy issues in specific sectors (electricity, transportation, urban services, telecom and related sectors)
  • Information Technology, National IT Infrastructure, public policy, political economy
  • PPPs, project structuring, risk allocation

 

Current Research:

  • Research and teaching interests in the area of Telecom Policy & Management and Information System Implementation.

Publications/Articles/Cases:

Recent Publications:

  1. "Framework for evolving spectrum management regimes: Lessons from India", Journal of Telecommunications Policy, 41, 473–485, April, 2017 (co-authored with Mr Rishabh Dara).
  2. "Measuring the Perceived Impact of Internet on Individuals in Rural India", IIMA Working Paper No. 2016-03-61, March 2016.
  3. "Factors Influencing Outcome Expectations and Self-Efficacy in Driving Internet Use in Rural India", IIMA Working Paper No. 2016-03-62, March 2016.
  4. "A study on technological capability among product-based telecom start-ups in India: role of technological learning and bricolage", International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development, Volume 7, Issue 4, 336-360, 2015 (co-authored with Mr Prageet Aeron).
  5. "A Framework for Comparative Analysis of National Knowledge Networks in UK and India", IIMA Working Paper No. 2015-03-29, March 2015 (co-authored with Prof Manjari Singh).
  6. "Organisational Mechanisms for National Knowledge Network and Outcomes in the Institutes of Higher Education & Research: Moderating Role of Needs & Ecosystem", IIMA Working Paper No. 2015-03-28, March 2015 (co-authored with Prof Manjari Singh).
  7. "Integrated Framework for Increasing the Effectiveness of Knowledge Networks: Roles of Network Providers and Users", IIMA Working Paper No. 2015-03-27, March 2015 (co-authored with Prof Manjari Singh).
  8. "A Model for Internet Governance and Implications for India", IIMA Working Paper No. 2015-03-23, March 2015.
  9. "Lessons of Reforms of the Telecom Sector", IIMA Working Paper No. 2015-03-22, March 2015 (co-authored with Prof G Raghuram).
  10. "The Indian Broadband Plan: A Review and Implications for Theory", Journal of Telecommunications Policy, Special Issue: ITS 2012 India, Volume 38, Issue 3, April 2014, Pages 278–290.
  11. "Business Model Innovations for Information and Communications Technology-Based Services for Low Income Segments in Emerging Economies", Journal of Global Information Technology Management (JGITM). Volume 17, Issue 2, August 2014, 74-90. 
  12. "Degree of Openness and Project Performance: A Multi-Country Empirical Assessment of Information Technology (IT) Innovation Projects", IIMA Working Paper No. 2013-06-03, 2013 (co-authored with Mr Sudeep Krishnan and Prof Rakesh Basant).
  13. "Exploring Openness in Information Technology (IT) Innovation Projects", IIMA Working Paper No. 2013-06-02, 2013 (co-authored with Mr Sudeep Krishnan).
  14. "Processes, Strategies, and Performance Aspects of Open Innovation in Information Technology Sector - Insights from Experts", IIMA Working Paper No. 2013-06-01, 2013 (co-authored with Mr Sudeep Krishnan).
  15. "Improvement in Monitoring of USOF WLBBS and its Impact Assessment", Report submitted to Department of Telecommunications, New Delhi, December 2012.
  16. "Unshackling the NIXI Legacy: Imperatives for Future Growth", Report submitted to National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI), February 2012.
  17. "Opportunity characteristics enabling commercialisation in high-tech environment: a study of Indian telecom start-ups", Journal of Global Business Advancement, Volume 5, Issue 3, Pages 226–247, 2012 (co-authored with Mr Prageet Aeron).
  18. "Comparison of Privatization Processes of Telecom Services in India and Brazil", IIMA Working Paper No. 2011-10-03, October 2011.
  19. "Opportunity Recognition in High Tech and Regulatory Environment: A study of product based Indian Telecom start-ups", IIMA Working Paper No. 2011-02-07, February 2011 (co-authored with Mr Prageet Aeron).
  20. "Identification of Marketing Capabilities: A study on Indian product based B2B Telecom start-ups", IIMA Working Paper No. 2011-02-08, February 2011 (co-authored with Mr Prageet Aeron).
  21. "Evolution of Technological Capabilities: A study of Indian products based Telecom start-up firms", IIMA Working Paper No. 2011-02-07, February 2011 (co-authored with Mr Prageet Aeron).
  22. "An Exploration into Technological Capabilities among early stage Indian product based Telecom start-ups", IIMA Working Paper No. 2011-02-06, February 2011 (co-authored with Mr Prageet Aeron).
  23. "Identifying Institutional Mechanisms for Telecom Start-ups in India", IITCOE Working Paper, October 2010 (co-authored with Prof Rajanish Dass and Prof Sushil Vachani).
  24. "Role of Universal Service Obligation Fund in Rural Telecom Services: Lessons from the Indian Experience", Journal of Telecommunications Management, Volume 3, Issue 2, Pages 181-196, 2010 (co-authored with Prof G Raghuram).
  25. "Challenges in Adopting Market Mechanisms for Spectrum: Lessons from India and the Philippines", Journal of Telecommunications Management, Volume 3, Issues 1, Pages 85-106, 2010.
  26. "Addressing the Challenges of Telecom Entrepreneurship in India", Report submitted to IITCOE, January 2010 (co-authored with Prof Sushil Vachani and Prof Rajanish Dass).
  27. "Assessing Community Participation in the Design and Implementation of e-Government Initiatives", Report Published by PANOS, 2009 (co-authored with Dr David Souter).
  28. "A Survey of the Impact of Mobile Use in Poor Urban Areas", Report published in Vodafone Policy Series, No. 9, 2009, Pages 34-50 (co-authored with Prof Ankur Sarin).
  29. "Role of Universal Service Obligation Fund in Rural Telecom Services: Lessons from the Indian Experience", IIMA Working Paper No. 2009-06-03, 2009 (co-authored with Prof G Raghuram).
  30. "PPP Model of Indian Airports—Lessons from Delhi and Mumbai Airport Concessions," (co-authored with G. Raghuram and Rachna Gangwar) chapter in India Infrastructure Report 2008. Business Models of the Future, Oxford University Press, New Delhi.
  31. "Assessing the Changing Employment Profiles in the Telecom Sector: Implications for Education and Training" IIMA Working Paper No.2008-08-02. (2008).
  32. "Application of Descending Auction Bidding Model to Telephony in Rural India". Indian Infrastructure Report 2008, (co-authored with G. Raghuram) chapter in India Infrastructure Report 2008. Rural Infrastructure, Oxford University Press, New Delhi.
  33. "Spectrum Refarming in Sri Lanka: Lessons for Policy Makers and Regulators" IIMA Working Paper No. 2007-10-01.
  34. "Spectrum Allocation for 3G in Philippines: Implications for Policy Makers and Regulators" IIMA Working Paper No. 2007-10-02.
  35. "Rural Telecom and IT", Indian Infrastructure Report 2007, (Co-authored with Pradip Baijal) chapter in India Infrastructure Report 2007. Rural Infrastructure, Oxford University Press, New Delhi.
  36. "Accelerating Rural Telecom Penetration: A State Level Analysis", Indian Infrastructure Report 2007, (Co-authored with Prof G. Raghuram, IIMA) chapter in India Infrastructure Report 2007. Rural Infrastructure, Oxford University Press, New Delhi.
  37. "The Economic Impact of Telecom Access on Rural Livelihoods", Connecting Rural Communities: The Impact of Telecom organized by CTO and CTPS, Cochin, January 30 – February 2, 2006.
  38. "Framework for Review of Indian Spectrum Management Policies", www.iima.ac.in/download.php?downloadid=432, 2006.
  39. "Interconnection Regulation in India: Lessons for Developing Countries", Telecommunications Policy, 30, Issues 3-4, April-May 2006, pp.183-200.
  40. "The Economic Impact of Telecommunications on Rural Livelihoods and Poverty Reduction: A Study of Rural Communities in India (Gujarat), Mozambique and Tanzania", Report of DFID KaR Project 8347 by Prof. David Souter with Dr Nigel Scott, Prof. Christopher Garforth, Prof. Rekha Jain, Prof. Ophelia Mascarenhas, Dr Kevin McKemey. June 2005.
  41. "A Review of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India's Tariff and Interconnection Regulation", Chapter in Morris, S. (Ed) (2004) India Infrastructure Report 2004, Oxford University Press, New Delhi.
  42. "Rajashree Cement: Engine on Load," Implications of a bulk cement supply chain for Railways, Supply Chain Management, (Co-author: Prof. G. Raghuram, D Kumar and RN Prasad), 2004.
  43. "Privatization of Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited", Chapter in Morris, S. (Ed) 2002. India Infrastructure Report 2003. Issues in Public Expenditure accountability, Oxford University Press, New-Delhi.
  44. "A Framework for Assessing Universal Service Obligations: A Developing Country Perspective". (Co-authored: Pinaki Das), 2001.
  45. "Spectrum Auctions in India: Lessons from Experience," Telecommunications Policy, 25, Issues 10-11, October-November 2001, Pages 671-688.

 

Key Papers presented at Conferences / Seminars

  1. "A Framework for PPPs in National Identity Infrastructure: Aadhaar as the Largest Biometric based Digital Platform", presented at the 22nd ITS Biennial Conference in Seoul, June 24-27, 2018.
  2. "Mobile Communications, the Internet and the Digital Economy: Comparisons and Lessons from some major developing countries - China, India and Mexico", presented at the 22nd ITS Biennial Conference in Seoul, June 24-27, 2018 (with Prof. Krishna Jayakar, Co-Director, Institute for Information Policy, Penn State University; Prof. Chun Liu, School of Economics and Management, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China; Prof. Judith Mariscal Aviles, Professor, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Economica (CIDE), Director of Center Latam Digital (CIDE); Dr. Prabir Neogi, Visiting Fellow, Carleton University, Canada).
  3. "The Devil is in the Details: Lessons from the Indian Spectrum Auctions", presented at the TPRC45: 45th Conference on Communications, Information and Internet Policy (TPRC), George Mason University, Arlington, VA, September 8-9, 2017.
  4. "Terrestrial Broadcasting - New Concepts and Competition: DTT", presented at the Workshop on Business Model on Digital Terrestrial Transmission (DTT), New Delhi, December 23, 2016.
  5. "Factors Influencing Perceived Impact of Internet Use on Individuals in Rural India", presented at the TPRC44, Research Conference on Communications, Information and Internet Policy, Arlington, VA, September 30 - October 1, 2016.
  6. "Policy Implications for National Knowledge Networks in UK and India: A Comparative Study", presented at the 27th European Regional ITS Conference Cambridge, UK, September 7-9, 2016 (with Prof Manjari Singh, IIMA).
  7. "Bharat Net: Issues for Consideration", presented at the National Seminar on "ICT emerging technologies and Universal Service Obligation Fund for Digital India", New Delhi Organised by National Institute of Communication Finance, Ministry of Communication &IT, August 10-11, 2016 (with Prof G Raghuram, IIMA).
  8. "Smart City: $150B Opportunity", presented at the 6th Annual Conference of ISACA Pune Chapter, August 5-6, 2016.
  9. "A Model for Internet Governance and Implications for India", presented at the ITS 2016 Taiwan Conference, Taiwan, June 26-29, 2016.
  10. "Using Complex Adaptive Systems Theory for Developing an Internet Governance Model for India", presented at the Pre-conference on Power, Communication, and Technology in Internet Governance, Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Japan, June 8, 2016.
  11. "A Model for Internet Governance and Implications for India", presented at the Second Regional ITS Conference "Connectivity for All: Future Technologies, Markets and Regulation", The Grand, New Delhi, December 13-15, 2015.
  12. "Understanding Global Value Chains to Drive State Policy", presented at the Seminar on Electronics Manufacturing: Can It Drive ‘Make in India'?, New Delhi, India, November 30 and December 1, 2015.
  13. "India's Role in Internet Governance", a poster presentation at the TPRC43, Arlington, Va, September 26, 2015.
  14. "Mobile Communications Policies and National Broadband Strategies in Developed and Developing Countries: Lessons, Policy Issues and Challenges", presented at the TPRC43, Arlington, Va, September 26, 2015 (with Dr Prabir Neogi, Carlton University).
  15. "Preparing for M-Governance", presented at the Chintan Shivir, Gandhinagar, July 3, 2015.
  16. "The Indian Broadband Plan: A Review and Implications for Theory", presented at the IIMA Society Conference: IIMA Creating New Frontiers of Knowledge at Old Campus, IIMA, June 27, 2015.
  17. "India's Role in Internet Governance", presented at the Digital Bharat 2015 Conference, held at FICCI, New Delhi, May 14-15, 2015.
  18. "Vision 2024: Imperatives for Public Policy", presented at the Public Policy Conference 2014 at New Delhi, November 20-22, 2014.
  19. "Framework for Identifying Appropriate Roles for the Public and Private Sector in National Broadband Deployments in Emerging Economies: The National Broadband Plan of India", paper presented at the 42nd Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy, TPRC 2014, George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, September 12-14, 2014.
  20. "ICT and Economic Growth", presented at the Workshop on Govt. of India guidelines on installation and safety regime of Telecom Towers at The Fern, An Ecotel Hotel, Ahmedabad, August 13, 2014.
  21. Talk on "Spectrum Issues", presented at the Round Table on ‘Mapping The Digital Media in India' organized by Centre for Communication Governance at National Law University, Delhi, May 21, 2014.
  22. "Concept Note on Testbeds" presented at the Academic Coordinators' & All TCOE Coordinators' Meeting, IIT Madras, April 15, 2014.
  23. "Key Areas of Research based on the workshop held at IIM Ahmedabad on 6th July, 2013", presented at the 7th TCOE Governing Council Meeting, New Delhi, March 13, 2014.
  24. "Mobile Communications and National Broadband Strategies: Perspectives, Issues, Challenges and Lessons for India", presented at the Seminar organized by IITCOE at IIM Ahmedabad, March 3, 2014, (with Dr Prabir Neogi).
  25. "Effective Incubation Ecosystems for Creating Telecom Entrepreneurs", presented at the Telecom Summit 2014 on ‘Home Grown Technologies and Skills' during 22nd Convergence India, New Delhi, January 22, 2014.
  26. "Terrestrial Broadcasting - New Concepts and Competition: DTT", presented at the BES Expo 2014, 20th International Conference and Exhibition on Terrestrial and Satellite Broadcasting, New Delhi, January 14, 2014.
  27. "Role of the Public ICT Networks in Facilitating Innovation: Lessons from India", paper presented at the 24th European Regional Conference of the International Telecommunications Society, Florence, October 20-23, 2013.
  28. "Policy Framework for Spectrum Management in Emerging Economies: Lessons from Mobile Broadband Spectrum Allocations in India and the Philippines", paper presented at the 41st Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy, TPRC, September 27-29, 2013.
  29. "Deploying Intellectual Capital for Technology and Policy Leadership in the Telecom Sector: Role of TCOEs", presented at the Workshop on Activities and R&D Roadmap for the Next Five Years of TCOEs: Achieving the Objectives of NTP 2012 on July 6, 2013 at IIM Ahmedabad.
  30. "Innovation & Standardization Policy Management", paper presented at the ITU workshop on ICT Innovations in emerging Countries, New Delhi, March 14, 2013.
  31. "Effectiveness of Public Funding for Rural Telecom and Broadband: Lessons from the Universal Service Obligation Fund, India", paper presented at the 19th ITS Biennial Conference, Bangkok 2012: Moving Forward with Future Technologies - Opening a Platform for All. November 18-21, 2012
  32. "Moving Forward with the FG Agenda: Lessons from Indian Financial Inclusion", presented at the 3rd meeting of FG Innovation, September 11, 2012.
  33. "Impact Assessment of USOF Wireline Broadband in Rural Areas", presented at the Workshop on Impact Assessment Study on USOF Wireline Broadband, Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi, March 26, 2012.
  34. "ICT Innovations", presented at the ITU workshop at Geneva, Switzerland, March 20-21, 2012.
  35. "Comparison of Privatization Processes of Telecom Services in India and Brazil", paper presented at the Regional International Telecommunications Society India Conference 2012, New Delhi, February 22-24, 2012.
  36. "Fast Broadband Deployment in India: What role for cable television?", paper presented at the Regional International Telecommunications Society India Conference 2012, New Delhi, February 22-24, 2012 (co-authored with Dr J Scott Marcus).
  37. "National Broadband Strategies: A Comparative Review and Possible Lessons for Developing Countries", paper presented at the Regional International Telecommunications Society India Conference 2012, New Delhi, February 22-24, 2012 (co-authored with Dr Prabir Neogi).
  38. "Lessons of Telecom Sector Reforms for Other Infrastructure Sectors", paper presented at the Regional International Telecommunications Society India Conference 2012, New Delhi, February 22-24, 2012 (co-authored with Prof G Raghuram).
  39. "Business Model Innovations and ICT based National Financial Inclusions Programs: An Indian Case Study", paper presented at the 22nd European Regional ITS Conference, Budapest, September 18-21, 2011.
  40. "Research and Policy Agenda for Technology in broadband", paper presented at Asia-Pacific Regional Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, May 29 - June 1, 2011 (co-authored with Prof Rajanish Dass).
  41. "A Future Roadmap of Telecom Logistics in India: Payoffs and Pitfalls", LoG. India, Mumbai, February 28, 2011.
  42. "Increasing Penetration Rate for the Untapped Broadband Market", paper presented at TELETECH 2011-Going beyond Voice and Text, Mumbai, January 28, 2011.
  43. "Role of Policy and Governance in Unlocking the Potential from Convergence: Lessons from India", paper presented at the 38th Annual Conference of the TPRC, GMU, Arlington, September 27-29, 2010.
  44. "Innovative Mobile Services in Developing Countries: Challenges in Scaling UP", paper presented at the International Telecommunications Society 18th Biennial Conference, Tokyo, June 27-30, 2010.
  45. "Framework for Analysis of Broadband Policies: Learning from Several Countries", presented at the Workshop on Research and Action Agenda for a National Broadband Initiative, New Delhi, April 16, 2010.
  46. "Creating a supportive Ecosystem for Incubating rural Telecom ventures in India", paper presented in China-India-US Symposium series on Development and Governance at IIM, Bangalore, January 22-23, 2010.
  47. "Designing Policy Interventions for Increasing Adoption and Usage of Mobiles in urban Slums in India", paper presented at the 37th Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy (TPRC 2009), Arlington, VA, September 25-27, 2009 (co-authored with Prof Ankur Sarin).
  48. "Increasing Rural Tele Density - Search for a Viable Model" paper presented at the International Telecommunications Society 17th Biennial Conference, Montréal, Québec, Canada, June 24-27, 2008 (co-authored with G Raghuram).
  49. "Challenges for Spectrum Management Policy and Regulation: Learnings in an Asian Context" conference on Public Administration and Governance at the Forefront of Change: Dimensions, Dynamics, Dysfunctions and Solutions, organized by University of the Philippines National College of Public Administration and Governance (NCPAG) and the Network of Asia-Pacific Schools and Institutes of Public Administration and Governance (NAPSIPAG) held at Manila, Philippines during December 5-7, 2007.
  50. "Airport Privatization in India: Lessons from the Bidding Process in Delhi and Mumbai," -Air Transport Research Society Conference, Berkeley, USA, June 21-24, 2007. (Co-authored with G Raghuram).
  51. "Innovations, Policy Transfers and Governance in the Telecom and Broadcast Sector in India", Network of Asia-Pacific Schools and Institutes of Public Administration and Governance (NAPSIPAG) Annual Conference, Sydney, Australia, December 3-5, 2006.
  52. "Accelerating Indian Rural Telecom Services: Policy and Regulatory Approaches", 34th Telecommunication Policy Research Conference on Communication, Information, and Internet Policy, September 29-October 1, 2006, George Mason University, VA, USA
  53. "Public Private Partnerships for Rural Network Infrastructure and Services", Connecting Rural Communities: The Impact of Telecom, CTO and CTPS, Cochin, January 30 – February 2, 2006.
  54. "Role of Public Administration in Facilitating Rural Telecommunications and ICTs", Network of Asia-Pacific Schools and Institutes of Public Administration and Governance (NAPSIPAG) Annual Conference, Beijing, China, December 5-7, 2005.
  55. "Public, Private Partnerships in Telecentres: Best Practices from Indian Case Studies", World Summit on Information Society, Tunis, November 16-18, 2005.
  56. "Contexts in Models for Auction Designs: Lessons from Experience", 37th Annual Convention of Operations Research Society of India, January 8-11, 2005, Ahmedabad.

 

Response to TRAI Consultation Papers

  1. Consultation Paper on "Net Neutrality", March 15, 2017 (with Mr Amod Prakash Singh, IITCOE; Ms Jyoti Panday, IITCOE).
  2. Consultation Paper on "Spectrum, Roaming and QoS related requirements in Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Communications", January 13, 2017 (with Ms Jyoti Panday, IITCOE; Mr Amod Prakash Singh, IITCOE).
  3. Consultation Paper on "Internet Telephony (VoIP)", August 20, 2016 (with Mr Amod Prakash Singh, IITCOE; Ms Jyoti Panday, IITCOE; Mr Rishabh Dara, IIMA; Mr Pranesh Prakash, Centre for Internet and Society Bangalore).
  4. Consultation Paper on "Issues related to Digital Terrestrial Broadcasting in India", August 13, 2016 (with Prof Vibodh Parthasarathi, JMI, New Delhi; Mr Rishabh Dara, IIMA; Mr Arshad Amanullah, Project Coordinator TAD; Mr Amod Prakash Singh, IITCOE; Ms Jyoti Panday, IITCOE).
  5. Pre-Consultation Paper on "Net Neutrality", July 5, 2016 (with Mr Amod Prakash Singh, IITCOE and Mr Rishabh Dara, IIM Ahmedabad).
  6. Consultation Paper on "Implementation Model for BharatNet", January 1, 2016 (with Prof G Raghuram, IIMA).
  7. Consultation Paper on "Valuation and Reserve Price of Spectrum: Licences Expiring in 2015-16", August 7, 2014.
  8. Consultation Paper on "Issues related to Community Radio Stations", June 14, 2014.
  9. Consultation Paper on "Valuation and Reserve Price of Spectrum", July 23, 2013.
  10. Consultation Paper on "Auction of Spectrum", March 20, 2012.
  11. Draft of the New Telecom Policy, February 5, 2011.
  12. Consultation Paper on "Encouraging Telecom Manufacturing Equipment", January 21, 2011
  13. Consultation Paper on "National Broadband Plan", December 8, 2010 (with inputs from Prof Sidharth Sinha and Prof Rajanish Dass, IIMA).
  14. Consultation Paper on "Quality of Service Requirements for Delivery of Basic Financial Services using Mobile Phones", October 28, 2010 (with Mr Varun Chandra, IITCOE).
  15. Pre Consultation Paper on "Encouraging Telecom Equipment Manufacturing", May 6, 2010 (with Mr Varun Chandra, IITCOE).
  16. Pre Consultation Paper on IMT Advanced 4G Mobile Wireless Broadband, April 1, 2010.

 

Articles

  1. The juggernaut of new generations of telecom–5G. URL: https://www.livemint.com/Opinion/wcIZuifV6xHFxgsQxYw87J/The-juggernaut-of-new-generations-of-telecom5G.html.
  2. TRAI's approach to valuing the ‘digital dividend' band. URL: http://www.livemint.com/Industry/bPPKq6AkT8eVnf642nu3qI/Trais-approach-to-valuing-the-digital-dividend-band.html.
  3. Implementation challenges of BharatNet (with Prof G Raghuram). URL: http://www.livemint.com/Opinion/z8WS9SWfyvVjrIv9pEDZ6J/Implementation-challenges-of-BharatNet.html.
  4. Lessons from the spectrum auction. URL: http://www.livemint.com/Opinion/hFRtcvICDI3Ru21pM1H2UI/Lessons-from-the-spectrum-auction.html.
  5. Accelerating 3G in India. URL: http://www.financialexpress.com/news/accelearting-eg-in-india/1110237.
  6. 2G Spectrum Auction: High Reserve Price Justified Only When There is Lack of Competition. URL: http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2012-04-30/news/31508393_1_reserve-price-high-reserve-adequate-competition.
  7. Getting Spectrum Auctions Right. URL: http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2012-02-16/news/31067040_1_auction-design-spectrum-auctions-spectrum-allocation.
  8. Improving telecom USOF's impact. URL: http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2011-06-11/news/29647164_1_vpts-rural-areas-rural-obligations.
  9. As the World Shifts to Open Spectrum. URL: http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2010-12-10/news/27583092_1_mhz-band-spectrum-mobile-wireless-services.
  10. Fresh Framework for Broadband. URL: http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2010-07-17/news/27625030_1_broadband-deployment-broadband-penetration-stimulus-package.
  11. 3G: Financing could Delay Services Roll-out. URL: http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2010-06-24/news/27577578_1_bwa-high-bids-higher-bids.
  12. 3G Auctions: Winners and Losers. URL: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/opinion/policy/3g-auctions-winners-losers/articleshow/6084155.cms.
  13. Challenges in Accelerating Telecom Services. URL: http://www.financialexpress.com/news/challenges-in-accelerating-telecom-services/544586.
  14. What's holding back telecom growth? URL: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/opinion/guest-writer/whats-holding-back-telecom-growth/articleshow/5108002.cms.
  15. Do We Need Yet Another Regulator? URL: http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2009-07-13/news/29403825_1_spectrum-management-release-spectrum-radio-spectrum.
  16. 3G Spectrum Licences: Government must Ensure Permit Raj doesn't Return. URL: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/telecom/3g-spectrum-licences-government-must-ensure-permit-raj-doesnt-return/articleshow/3679141.cms.
  17. Challenges in Accelerating Telecom Services. URL: http://www.financialexpress.com/news/challenges-in-accelerating-telecom-services/544586.
  18. A Proper Spectrum Plan must be Worked Out. URL: http://www.financialexpress.com/news/a-proper-spectrum-plan-must-be-worked-out/370069.
  19. A Telecom Ombudsman Would Do Nicely Now. URL: http://www.financialexpress.com/fe_full_story.php?content_id=67607.
  20. Telecom: When Will Customers Actually Rule? URL: http://www.financialexpress.com/fe_full_story.php?content_id=70119.
  21. Broadband Policy 2004 will put telecommunications in the loop. URL: http://www.financialexpress.com/fe_full_story.php?content_id=72703.
  22. Connecting the north-east. URL: http://www.financialexpress.com/fe_full_story.php?content_id=77626.

 

Cases

  • Spectrum Management in India (A)
  • Spectrum Management in India (B)
  • RSWC and SSTL: PPP in Agri Warehousing (co-authored with Prof G Raghuram)
  • TELiBrahma Convergent Communications Pvt. Ltd: The Blue-Fi Story (co-authored with Mr Prageet Aeron)
  • Sloka Telecommunications Pvt. Ltd: The WiMAX Wave (co-authored with Mr Prageet Aeron)
  • NEXGE Pvt. Ltd: The VoIP Revolution (co-authored with Mr Prageet Aeron)
  • Eisodus Networks Pvt. Ltd.: A Tale of Unsuccessful Commercialization Attempt by a Start-up (co-authored with Mr Prageet Aeron)
  • Narayana Nethralaya: A Precious Gift to a Premature Child, (co-authored with S Manikutty)
  • Idea Cellular Limited
  • Vodafone's Pursuit for Hutchison Essar Limited, (co-authored with Sushma Mandi)
  • Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited – Growth Opportunities for the Future (co-authored with Prof Abhishek Mishra)
  • Broadband in the Backwaters: Ortel Communications Limited
  • Airport Privatization: Bidding Process for Delhi and Mumbai (Cases A-E), (Co-authored with G. Raghuram and Rachna Gangwar)
  • Bharti Cellular Limited (A)
  • Risk Assessment of the Traffic Accounting System at AHAAN Telecommunications Limited, (co-authored with G Raghuram)
  • Department of Post - Strategy for the New Millennium, (co-authored with Samir Barua, Deepti Bhatnagar, A K Jain and G Raghuram)
  • Tata Infotech Limited: Bid Evaluation for GSWAN, (co-authored with G Raghuram)
  • Hutchison Max Telecom Private Limited (A), (co-authored with G Raghuram, Gunjan Bhatt)
  • Computer Applications at Chitra
  • Secunderabad Passenger Reservation System, (co-authored with G Raghuram and MUMVP Rao)
  • Hutchison Max Telecom Private Limited (B), (co-authored with Gunjan Bhat)
  • Indian Railways' Computerised Passenger Reservation System, (co-authored with G Raghuram)
  • Configuration Choice for the Indian Railways Freight Operations Information System, (co-authored with G Raghuram)
  • Indian Railwas Freight Operations Information System, (co-authored with G Raghuram)

 

Countries of Work Experience - India, Africa

 

Consulting

  1. Consultant for a project on "Estimating the Economic Value of Unlicensed Spectrum in India", for Facebook India, 2017 (on-going).
  2. Team Member for a project on "Pradhan Manti Gram Sadak Yojana" for National Rural Roads Development Agency, 2016.
  3. Team Member for a project on "Impact Evaluation Study on Rural Connectivity Projects Supported under RIDF in Gujarat" for NABARD, 2015
  4. Team Member for a project on "REACH - Rural broadband intErnet Access using Cooperative mesh networking in wHite space spectrum", for European Union (EU), 2015 (ongoing).
  5. Team Leader for the project on Policy and Organization Implications of National Knowledge Network (NKN) for UKIERI, (UK-India Education and Research Initiatives), 2012 (ongoing).
  6. Policy advocacy study for Unlicensed Wireless Spectrum allocation for Ford Foundation, 2012 (ongoing).
  7. Team Member for a project on "Impact Evaluation Study on Rural Connectivity Projects - supported under Rural Infrastructure Development Fund in Gujarat", for NABARD, 2015.
  8. Team Member for a project on Independent Evaluation of Media Lab Asia, 2014.
  9. Team Leader for a project on "Lessons from Telecom Sector Reforms for Other Infrastructure Sectors", sponsored by IITCOE, 2015.
  10. Consultant on "Strategies and Principles of Internet Governance for India to Play a Dominant Role in the Future of the Internet", for Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DietY), 2014.
  11. Team Member for project on Study to Assess the Impact of the Projects Sponsored by the Department of Information Technology, Government of India under the Scheme of ‘Manpower Development for Software Export Industry (DietY), March 2014.
  12. Consultant on "Impact Assessment of Department of Telecom Wireline Broadband Scheme and Design of a National Monitoring System", for the Universal Service Obligation Fund of India, 2012.
  13. Consultant for the Department of Information Technology on Future Growth for NIXI, the National Internet Exchange of India, 2011.
  14. Member of a multi-institutional study sponsored by Vodafone on (i) Social Impact of Mobile Phones in Urban Slums and (ii) New Service Models: Barriers to Innovation, 2009.
  15. Member of a multi-institutional study on Assessing Community Participation in the Design and Implementation of e-Government Initiatives sponsored by Panos, London, 2009.
  16. Team Leader for a study on the Critical Success Factors for high tech incubation in the Telecom Sector.
  17. Team Member for providing recommendations to the Sixth Pay Commission on designing and implementation plan for Performance Related Incentive Schemes (PRIS).
  18. Consultant to BSNL for selection of strategic partner for corporate restructuring, business process reengineering, training, and marketing.
  19. Member of various Department of Telecommunications/Telecom Regulatory Authority of India committees on Spectrum Management, Licensing Issues, Next Generation Networks, WLL, etc.
  20. Research Study on Large IT Implementation and Telecom Policy in South Asian countries funded by IDRC.
  21. Coordinator for design and development of training programs for senior managers for Bharti Airtel since 2006 – to date.
  22. Team Member of a three member ICT Expert group on "ICT for Development: Policy and Strategy for the African Development Bank". Developed the strategic and implementation plan for African Development Bank to leverage ICT for development in its operations.
  23. Team Leader of a World Bank Sponsored Study on Policy Options for Accelerated Provision of Rural Telecom Services. This is a national level problem. Several of the recommendations of this report were accepted.
  24. Team Member of a study on multi country, multi institutional study on the Impact of Telecom Access on Rural Livelihoods, funded by the DFID and implemented by the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organizations, in partnership with ICT Development Associates, IIM Ahmedabad and Gamos Limited.
  25. Consultant to Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited for their Corporate Marketing functions from 1994 - 2001. As a part of this assignment, we also developed QOS parameters in consultation with VSNL.
  26. Member of a multi country team for delivering training programs to World Bank Team leaders on e-Governance.
  27. Invited as an expert by the Standing Committee on IT, of the Indian Parliament on draft of Communications Convergence Bill.
  28. Consultant to International Telecommunications Union on Assessment of its Rural Telecom and Internet Access Project.
  29. Consultant for the Department of Information Technology sponsored project on facilitating software exports.
  30. Coordinator for design and development of training programs for senior managers in BSNL since 2002.

Awards & Honors

Year Awards & Honors
1997-1998 Awarded Senior Fulbright Fellowship on Telecom Regulation

 

Thoughts

 

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