Corpus ID: 153287616

Underbelly of the Great Indian Telecom Revolution

  title={Underbelly of the Great Indian Telecom Revolution},
  author={A. Kaushal and Paranjoy Guha Thakurta},
  journal={Economic and Political Weekly},
While the phenomenal growth of telecommunications in India is often attributed to deregulation, the other side of the coin is the equally massive spread of crony capitalism based on scams and corrupt practices. These scandals are a consequence of poor regulatory oversight and deliberate manipulation of policies and norms to favour select privately-owned corporate entities. The most brazen of these scandals pertains to the questionable manner in which mobile spectrum was priced and allocated… Expand
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