A media conference was held on the 25th April 2014 at Holiday Inn Resort, Goa to launch the resource repository on broadband policy and regulation and to disseminate the research conducted under the Ford Foundation funded project on ‘Broadband Policy and Regulation Conducive to Access by the Poor’. It was attended by journalists from PTI, Indian Express, India Forbes, Telecom Lead and Cyber Media stationed in multiple locations in India.
The conference commenced with an introduction to the project and the media launch of the web-based Broadband Policy Resource Centre (http://broadbandasia.info/ ). The topics covered included what India can learn from the National Broadband Network initiatives of Malaysia, Australia and Indonesia, an analysis about the current status of the National Optical Fiber Network of India and why the Indian app market has not been as successful as expected and how it can be improved. It concluded with an animated discussion on the presentations.
Photos from the event can be accessed here
Links to presentations are below.
Introduction & Overview – Rohan Samarajiva
National Broadband Networks: What works and what doesn’t – Roshanthi Lucas Gunaratne
The India App ecosystem – Rajat Kathuria & Sugandha Srivastav