India’s regulator has launched a public consultation on – “Delivering Broadband Quickly: What do we need to do?” TRAI has identified many bottlenecks across the broadband supply chain in India. It is, however, mute on the duopoly of Tata and Bharti over the submarine cable landing stations. TRAI underscores the rationalization of right-of-way. It should have revealed that some states charge as high as INR 1.27 crore (US$208,000) per kilometer!
Nevertheless, comments may be forwarded to two gmail addresses while phone and fax are the only means to obtain clarifications. Deadline of this consultation is October 21, 2014.