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Extra Mile- Making the Business of Rural Broadband Happen (eBook)

Walking the Talk to make the Rural Broadband Business happen
Type: e-book
Genre: Business & Economics
Language: English
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The Study Report titled " Extra Mile-Walking the Talk on Rural Broadband " is extremely timely and relevant. This excellent report focuses on various issues before deployment of sustainable rural broadband, various technological alternatives, the relevant broadband services, different business models as well as funding options etc. All these are discussed keeping in mind the fact that rural ARPUs are typically quite low.
This compilation has innovatively attempted to examine the above issues through the practical lens of extensive case studies of various relevant networks and using the wealth of information available in many ITU/World Bank/OECD/Broadband Commission/TRAI reports on the subject. In addition, ideas from some innovations in the new cost effective Access technologies have been illustrated. In the end a sustainable business model based on 5Ps (People-panchayat-public-private partnership) which is under implementation commercially has been illustrated.

About the Authors


An International expert in NGN technologies, Regulation, Interconnection and Broadband policy with 35 years experience in all aspects of Telecom, including 25years with Govt. and Regulator, Satya N. Gupta is publicly recognized as an Analyst, Author, Advocate and Advisor on ICT related Policies, Projects and Business.
Globally known as “NGNguru” he is a trainer and coach for telecommunication technologies, policy and regulation and a Govt. Affairs and Regulatory advocate. Author of " Everything over IP-All you want to know about NGN" and “Bandwidth Factory- Last mile as a Managed Service". He also authored a concept called “ Job Factory- Converting Unemployment into Intraprenuership” which is being used to create jobs in rural India. A public, key note speaker on most of the ICT events in India and Founder of NGN Forum in India to spread awareness about NGN all-over.
He is triple master in Electronic Technology, ICT Management and Telecom Regulation and Policy. Joined Ministry of Communications in 1981 and Ministry of Railways in 1983, through Indian Engg, Services after Post Graduation in Electronics and Communication from IISc, Bangalore, the premium technical institute of India. During 25 years with Government he worked in various capacities in different departments of Govt. Some of these beings Senior Project Manager (passenger reservations computerization) in Mumbai area, Prof. of Telecom Training at IRISET Secundrabad , Project Director ( GM) of IRCON International’s OFC Project, Principal Advisor TRAI (In- charge of Converged Network, Broadband, NLD, ILD and Interconnection Division).
He was awarded the Railways Minister award during 1995-96 for outstanding performance for Delhi area Digitalisation project of Indian Railways. He also pioneered the concepts of NIXI, NIR, IPV6,Unlicensed Spectrum, VOIP, Broadband Policy, NGN and Railtel in the Country all these are up and running. As a freelancer he established a mentoring and advisory company “ SAAM CorpAdvisors”, engaged in “ Managing Govt. Affairs as a Service”
He has also been associated with International Telecommunication Union (An UN Body)as an NGN Expert and also Commonwealth Telecom Organisation (CTO) as an NGN Trainer. Vice-President and Trustee of PTC India Foundation, he is also elected as the Jt. Secretary General of APT-ITU Foundation of India. He is member of India IPV6 Task Force oversight committee an Apex body of the Govt. for IPV6 implementation and a Nominee Director of IT-ITES SSC of National Skill Development Corporation and Executive Secy. General of Amity International Telecom Forum. He is also appointed as Vice -Rapporteur of SG1 of ITU-D dealing with NGN, Broadband and IPV6 migration.
Presently he is heading Bluetown’s, India operations with overall responsibility for
“Making It Happen” its Vision of “ Connecting the Unconnected people in Rural areas of the World”.

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Publisher: SAAM CorpAdvisors Pvt. Ltd. (
Number of Pages: 126
Availability: Available for Download (e-book)

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