Friday, December 24, 2004

Undersea cable wars brewing in India - huge bandwidth at stake ...

Looks like finally a lot of folks are really starting to notice the bandwidth problem in India.

Flag, VSNL spar over bandwidth

MUMBAI, DECEMBER 22: TATA group company VSNL, one of the original investors in the Flag Cable Systems in 1995-1996, has been accused by Flag Telecom Ltd, a Reliance company, of artificially restricting access on Flag Europe Asia (FEA) cable and preventing the ability to respond to market demand.

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http://www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=61366

As another article points out, WTO GATS provisions are being invoked on this hoarding !

VSNL violates WTO norms

MUMBAI: VSNL has been accused of restricting access on Reliance group-owned FLAG Europe Asia cable, which is in direct violation of WTO's General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS).

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http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/968127.cms

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