Friday, March 11, 2011

Politics, Business and Technology

How are the three related. Let me take this chance to educate my western friends about the business environment in India.

Take the 2G crisis in india. 2G spectrum issue has rocked Indian polity beyond recognition. There is inordinant delay in the 3G spectrm allocation. When do we get technology like 4G , LTE et al in India. When business travelers come to India, surely they must be feeling crippled by the Internet infrastrucure of india. I mean this is how polity is related to technology. In western countries 4G and LTE are the norm, In india we are grappling with 3G.

Also many a times business sense and technology sense do not converge. 4G and LTE may not be at price points attractive to Indian purchasing power. Also cost of setting up the business may be prohibitive. In such a case the government should be able to take a hit on their revenues in favor of a more modern Information Highway infrastructure in the country, which is ot happening and hense the increase in break even and low ROI may prevent companies to foray into these endeavours.

So friend what is this hype all about. Again this is an opportunity to make a mark in the Indian Market, if any body can do it real cheap, just like the Vodafone telecom case study, surely they can change the competitive landscape of Indian telecom story.

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