Coding and Enforcing Mobile Internet : Quality of Standards in India


The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi is implementing a project entitled 2G/3G Internet Measurements in India. The project focuses on collecting measurements from several rural and urban areas on the quality of service consumers receive from various 2G/3G service providers in India. Data was collected from service provider, such as Idea, MTNL, Airtel and Reliance across rural and urban areas of Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and Delhi.

As part of the on-going intiative, Consumer Unity & Trust Society (CUTS International) has partnered with IIT to disseminate the findings of the project and provide a platform for discussions to pave a sustainable way forward. The idea is to document the evidence and recommendations in Briefing Papers and Policy Option Notes and organise seminars with relevant stakeholders to discuss the same. Low cost options such as community networks to extend provider networks, application/ infrastructure changes to deliver better quality of experience to users even over unreliable Internet connections, and application design itself to encourage first-time internet users to adopt online services, will also be discussed.