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SDN – CHANGING THE FACE OF CAMPUS NETWORKS

Software Defined Networking is a seismic technology for network design approach beyond just a technology protocol. SDN can centralize the control of the whole networks used in significant IT industries such as Datacenters, Cloud Computing, Mobile Networks, Campus/Enterprise networks. The impact of cloud computing, together with the revolutionar....

Policy Advocacy: Public sector procurement to have more conducive framework to help start-ups

Very recently my startup thought of exploring the requirements in the public sector with the Government of India, thanks to the opportunity listing of tenders provided by Nasscom. It is a great initiative to make innovative startups interested in exploring their solutions to Public Sector organisations too. We did explored few RPF's and RPQ's to se....

Requesting inputs on SEBI’s Discussion Paper on Framework for Regulatory Sandbox

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has proposed a framework for regulatory sandbox where financial institutions regulated by it shall be granted certain facilities and flexibilities to experiment with FinTech solutions in a live environment and on real customers.  According to the discussion paper released by SEBI on May 20, the san....

Seeking Inputs: DPIIT Publishes Draft Copyright (Amendment) Rules, 2019 and Draft Patent (Amendment) Rules 2019

The Department For Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has recently published draft Patent (Amendment) rules, 2019 and draft Copyright (Amendment) Rules 2019, seeking stakeholders inputs. Below are the key highlights of the each of the draft Rules. Draft Copyright (Amendment) Rules, 2019 The draft rules proposes to rename ....

Member Consultation: Mandating Importer Exporter Code(IEC) for services exporters/importers

Dear All, The Balance of Payments data published by RBI is the only data source for international services trade statistics. However, information by partner country, categories and sub-categories of services and mode of delivery of services is not available from RBI data, which poses a barrier in understanding the relative strengths and potenti....

NASSCOM recommendation to TRAI to abolish OSP registration

NASSCOM recently made its submission on the TRAI Consultation Paper on the review of terms and conditions for  registration of Other Service Providers (OSPs) recommending it to abolish the OSP regime as it has serve its purpose. In our submission, we have discussed the relevance of the objectives OSP Regulations in 2019. Providing special dis....

Pursue your dreams with Startup India as we did!!

Montaigne smart business solutions started off as “A startup that incubates startups, and other emerging companies”, to help them simplify and strategize their marketing model with an ultimate goal of effective lead generation and brand awareness. During our incubation drill, we used an average of four tools which were not so reliable and filte....

Inviting comments on draft regulatory sandbox framework by RBI

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has proposed to set up regulatory sandboxes where startups can test new products, services or business models with customers in a live environment, subject to certain safeguards and oversight. According to the draft consultation paper released by the central bank last week, the focus of these sandboxes will be to enc....

Member consultation: CBDT’s draft rules on attribution of profits to PEs

The CBDT has on 18.04.19 released draft rules (available here) on attribution of profits to permanent establishments. These would have widespread ramifications for multinational companies that are having sales in India or users in India.  The rules appear to be timed with a view to pre-empt the discussions on the digital economy at the OECD/ G20 a....

TRAI Open House Consultation on Regulatory Framework for Over the Top (OTT) Communication Services on 24th April 2019, Bangalore

Pursuant to the Consultation Paper on Regulatory Framework for Over the Top (OTT) Communication Services published by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) earlier this year, the telecom regulator is now holding a open house discussion in Bangalore on 24th April 2019 to understand stakeholders view. For those interested in participating c....