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Ambani brothers' telecom agreement a win-win

The agreement between the two Ambani brothers' telecom venture to share RCom's optic fiber network creates hopes for a disruptive impact on the Indian telecom market from Reliance Jio's 4G services.

April 5, 2013 by Swati Prasad


Stop passing the buck for India's telecom mess

Minister Kapil Sibal criticizes India's apex court for intervening in the telecoms industry, but the problem goes deeper in that the government views the sector as a "golden goose" instead of an enabler for change.

April 4, 2013 by Swati Prasad

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Costly to protect, attack pharma IP in India

Supreme Court judgment rejecting Novartis' plea for a patent on cancer drug, Glivec, highlights the need for developing new models of selling innovative drugs in markets like India where patients can't afford costly, life-saving drugs.

April 3, 2013 by Swati Prasad


India won't miss Internet bus, Mr. Schmidt

Realities of India are very different from those in the United States. Therefore, it's possible that Internet speeds and regulations here pertaining to freedom on the Web don't suit Google even a decade from now.

March 26, 2013 by Swati Prasad