Adopt Open Source for Connectivity: TRAI

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  • TRAI hinted that technology-driven connectivity ventures being pursued by Google and Facebook would be acceptable only if they followed an open source framework.
  • Facebook is working on a venture that deploys drones in remote and rural areas to provide Internet connectivity.
  • Google’s Project Loon envisages the use of helium-filled balloons to provide data connectivity in remote regions. Ram Sewak Sharma, chairman of TRAI, India has adopted an open source policy and open API.