About Us

Introduction

Broadband India Forum (BIF) works exclusively to enhance the potential of the entire ecosystem to deliver broadband across the whole of India. With a mission that BIF to be one of the most competent, credible and respected institution in the sector dedicated to Broadband Thought Leadership and exponential expansion of the eco system. BIF is working to help propel the nation to achieve the ambitious vision of our Honorable Prime Minister of creating a Digital India. To achieve this, BIF works to promote the rapid development of affordable and high speed broadband throughout the country on a technology-neutral basis through the development of the entire broadband eco-system. The Forum’s membership comes from all parts of the eco-system, including Technology Providers, Telecom Operators, Internet Service Providers, Cable TV Operators, Value-Added Service Providers and seasoned Industry professionals who are familiar with different technologies, operations, regulations and policies.

The Forum’s senior leadership team includes renowned and respected professionals from both Industry and Government. Mr. Shyamal Ghosh, Former Secretary-Telecom & IT and first Administrator of the USO Fund is the Chairman Emeritus of the Broadband India Forum. Mr. M. F. Farooqui, IAS (Retd.) and immediate past Secretary-Telecom, Government of India is the current Chairman and Mr. T. V. Ramachandran, Chairman, Telecom Sector Committee, EBG Federation, India and Founder & CEO, Advisory@TVR. The other notable leaders who lend their knowledge and acumen to BIF include Mr.Vimal Wakhlu, CMD, TCIL; Mr. T. R. Dua, DG, TAIPA both of whom are the Forum’s current Vice Presidents. Mr. S. N. Gupta, seasoned technocrat and senior luminary who has worked with the Government of India in the Department of Telecommunications and as a Senior Adviser to TRAI (Regulator) is the Treasurer. In addition, the organisation is proud to have Mr.Kuldip Singh, former CMD, MTNL and Member, TDSAT, and Mr. P. K. Garg, former Wireless Adviser,Mr J V Ramamurthy, Former President & COO, HCL Infosystems and Mr Abhishek Malhotra, TMT Law Expert as Honorary Principal Advisers to BIF.

The Forum’s goal is to steer, guide and assist on a technology-neutral basis the Government policies and regulatory functions that will significantly improve the availability as well as uptake of ubiquitous broadband services in the entire country so that India can take its rightful position of pride in the global broadband arena.

We have been working towards the promotion of an "Open Skies Policy", Satcom liberalization and ushering in new and innovative Satcom reforms. We believe that this will help foster the much needed Satcom revolution in India through the upcoming National Space / Satcom Policy. Advocating de-licensing of V Band and its impact on proliferation of wifi network.