ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Articles By V Sridhar

Fixing Appropriate Reserve Prices for 5G Radio Spectrum

This article analyses the spectrum-winning bid prices in simultaneous multiple round ascending auction held across the world for 700 MHz and indicates how it had an impact on the winning bid prices in other countries. It also analyses the spectrum prices of the mid-band (3.3–3.6 GHz) and the millimetre wave band (26 GHz) that are essential for the rollout of 5G services and makes a similar remark on reserve prices. Based on the analysis, it predicts the possible outcome in the forthcoming spectrum auction.

Why Do Farmers Commit Suicide?

Individuals and communities are under pressure to cope with the changes brought about by a churn in socio-economic conditions. The policies associated with the process of economic liberalisation have imposed a stress on the peasantry leading to suicides. The tragic developments in rural Andhra Pradesh should compel us to draw important lessons for India's agrarian economy.