About

Broadband India Forum

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Broadband India Forum (BIF) functions as an independent policy forum and think-tank that works for the development & enhancement of the entire broadband ecosystem in a holistic, technology-neutral and service-neutral manner. BIF’s endeavour is to promote, support and enhance all policy, regulatory & standards initiatives for the proliferation of high-quality broadband in the country to empower consumers with efficient and economical broadband to realize the true Digital India. BIF works closely with the Government and the Regulator in this mission.

Formed in October 2015, BIF is a dedicated forum with participation from all stakeholders, including Technology Providers, Telecom Operators, Internet Service Providers, Value-Added Service Providers, Satellite Operators and service providers, MSOs, Startups and professional entities, as well as seasoned Industry professionals who are familiar with different technologies, operations, regulations and policies. BIF has, in this short period of time, established itself as a thought leader, having contributed significantly to regulatory and policy consultations, and built up a good level of credibility, reputation and standing with key institutions in India.

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Promote, Support and Enhance all policy, regulatory & standards initiatives for the development and enhancement of the entire broadband ecosystem in the country

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Empowering Consumers with Efficient and Economical Broadband

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Proliferation of high quality broadband in the country in a technology-neutral and all-inclusive manner.

At BIF, apart from our direct activities, we believe in actively contributing to the sector also through strong partnerships or cooperation agreements or MOUs with other key stakeholder institutions. E.g.

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Coordinating, promoting and formulating expert opinion on topical subjects related to Broadband.
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Acting as a credible and reliable platform for Industry, Government, Regulatory and Standards Agencies.
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Writing research papers and white papers in collaboration with reputed research institutes such as ICRIER, IIM Bangalore and Counterpoint Research.
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Conducting conferences, seminars and knowledge events.
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Running awareness campaigns within the highest echelons of Government’s policy makers on several issues.
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Releasing media articles on issues currently pertinent to telecom in India.
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Conducting R&D Projects as part of an overall Consumer Awareness Program.
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Supporting and participating in work related to policy, regulation and harmonized standards.