cr#1291> Mehta: India and the GII


Richard Moore

Date: Sat, 6 Jan 1996
Sender: Arun Mehta <•••@••.•••>
Subject: India and the GII

Announcing a new mailing list, India-GII, which looks at the
road that India is taking towards a Global Information
Infrastructure (or Highway), the opportunities that this
presents, and the problems along the way. Specifically, what
we hope to discuss includes:

A. What is the status of telecom in India? How does it
compare with that of other countries?
B. What is the importance of telecom in India's
development? What are we losing on account of
the poor state of telecom in the country?
C. From the perspective of the users what are:
1. Advantages/disadvantages of a long-distance and
satellite communication monopoly of the
government's Department of Telecommunications
2. Advantages/disadvantages of the concentration of
the roles of service provision, policy formulation
and industry regulation in one body
D. Changes needed in Indian legislation such as the
Indian Telegraph Act of 1885 to cater to today's
needs and those of the immediate future
E. Indian legislation vis-a-vis rights to privacy,
freedom of expression, etc. In cyberspace
F. Implications of new technologies for Indian
telecom, such as:
1. Low-earth orbit communications (Iridium and the
2. Spread-spectrum, packet radio and other
broadcast technologies
G. Implications of DOT policies and guidelines, such as:
1. Restrictions on interconnection of networks
2. License fees
H. Implications of the coming together of telecom
and entertainment technologies

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