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Entries from August 2008

TRAI Consultation on Mobile VAS

August 12th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Recently, TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) had published a consultation paper on Value-Added Services. My company submitted a response to the questions they had asked. Here is the response we submitted. After that, TRAI had an open-house, in which I participated. Nikhil Pahwa captured the discussion that took place. More recently, we submitted a […]

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GSMA Mobile Asia Congress Speaking Proposal

August 11th, 2008 · 177 Comments

I have submitted a proposal to speak at GSMA Mobile Asia Congress later this year. Let’s see if I get selected! Here is the abstract that I wrote with a couple of my colleagues. Monetising the Mobile Millions as Value Shifts Away from Voice: The Coming Age of VAS Operators World over, VAS services are […]

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India’s Mobile VAS Industry

August 10th, 2008 · 56 Comments

I have tried to put together some numbers to give a better perspective of India’s MVAS industry. Would love to get feedback on the numbers. These have been assembled from multiple sources, and are not completely accurate but they give an idea of the revenue streams. The key point: what is touted as a $1+ […]

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Presentation at Singapore’s Nanyang Business School

August 9th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I had made a presentation entitled “Emerging Technologies, Emerging Markets and Entrepreneurship” in mid-June at Singapore’s Nanyang Business School, thanks to an invitation by the Dean, Prof. Jitendra Singh. Here is the presentation.

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What Netcore does

August 7th, 2008 · 13 Comments

Netcore is the company I spend most of my time at. As a company, Netcore has been around for 10 years. We have two verticals in Netcore – a Managed Services business for enterprises primarily focused around mailing and security services (under the Emergic brand), and a Mobile VAS (Value-Added Services) business focused on direct-to-consumer […]

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VCs and Me

August 6th, 2008 · 3 Comments

In my fifteen years as an entrepreneur, I have never managed to raise venture capital for my own company. (Some of the companies I have invested in over the past three years have been very successful with their own fund-raising efforts.) Very recently, a deal that I was negotiating with for Netcore fell through as […]

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Presentation at Red Hat Apac Partner Meet

August 4th, 2008 · No Comments

I gave a presentation recently in Phuket at Red Hat’s Asia-Pacific Partner Meet. Here it is.

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News and Content in a Digital World

August 3rd, 2008 · 10 Comments

On Friday (August 1), I was part of a panel at an event organized by afaqs – “The Future of News.” My panel’s topic was “Who will subsidise Digital Content?” Here is a gist of what spoke: It’s not about subsidising but about monetisation: Thinking subsidies necessarily implies that the primary source of revenue is […]

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