About

Broadband India Forum

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BIF seeks to be a thought leader and a credible and effective voice to help propel the nation to achieve the country’s ambitious vision of creating a Digital India. To achieve this, BIF works to promote the rapid development of policies to promote affordable and high speed ubiquitous broadband throughout the country.

Registered as IPTV Society, its brand - BIF was formed in October 2015 and is a fairly nascent but dedicated Forum with participation from all stake holders, including Technology Providers, Telecom Operators, Internet Service Providers, Value-Added Service Providers, Satellite Operators and service providers, MSO, Broadcasters, startups and professional entities as well as seasoned Industry professionals who are familiar with different technologies, operations, regulations and policies.

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Functions as a policy forum and think-tank that works for the development & enhancement of the entire broadband digital.

Participation from all stakeholders including Technology Providers, Internet Service Providers, Value-Added Service Providers, Satellite Operators and service providers, MSO, startups and professional entities as well as seasoned Industry professionals who are familiar with different technologies, operations, regulations and policies.

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Empowering Consumers with Efficient and Economical Broadband

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To support and enhance all policy, regulatory & standards initiatives for the 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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Coordination, promotion and formulation of expert opinion on topical subjects related to Broadband
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To act 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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Support work related to policy, regulation and harmonized standards
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Running awareness campaigns within the highest echelons of Government’s policy makers on several issues
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Conducting R&D Projects as part of an overall Consumer Awareness Program
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Conducting conferences, seminars and knowledge events
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Releasing media articles on issues currently pertinent to telecom in India