Supporting Partners

  • The Apollo Telemedicine Networking Foundation (ATNF) is a non-profit organisation under Apollo Hospitals, which provides telecommunication technology to deliver health care and education to patients and providers at a distance.This can include providing medical care to the patients at a distance for e.g. the use of live video to examine patients in remote locations and also include electronic transmission of patient records and x-rays; expert consultations; education for health professionals including those in rural and medically underserved communities. ATNF also connects different locations of Apollo Hospitals and other private or government hospitals situated in different parts of the country or aboard, and help them in providing tele-health and tele-medicine services.

    Association of Unified Telecom Service Providers of India (AUSPI) is the representative industry body of Unified Access Service Licensees providing telecom services in the country with CDMA technology. AUSPI is a registered society and works as a non-profit organization – Delivering the promise of improved Access, Coverage and Teledensity in India.

    The objectives of the Association include collection and dissemination of knowledge and information for promotion and healthy growth of telecom services, enunciating a telecom vision for India, fueling unprecedented domestic investment, improving teledensity and bringing value for customers.
    The Association interacts on policy and regulatory issues with various Government bodies such as the Department of Telecommunications, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, apex industry organizations like ASSOCHAM, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), technical institutions, financial analysts and other institutions of world repute. The Association formulates expert opinion on industry issues and submits whenever necessary, recommendations to the concerned authorities.

    Commonwealth of Learning (COL) is an intergovernmental organisation created by Commonwealth Heads of Government to encourage the development and sharing of open learning/distance education, and knowledge, resources and technologies. COL is helping developing nations improve access to quality education and training.

    Communications and Manufacturing Association of India (CMAI), a professional registered association is an apex premier body. It is a foremost non profit trade promotion organization based in India with MOU partners and representatives spread across the globe.

    CMAI is the only trade organization bringing in harmony between manufacturing divisions of all sectors including that of ICT, Communications and Environmental Management policies.

    It is involved in policy formulations along with Government and other stake holders for Technology Innovations, Indigenous manufacturing and communications sectors concerning environmental, pollution and health.

    CMAI is developing scientific knowledge and practical means for protecting human ecology and environment from the harmful effects of environmental hazards like e waste, radiation etc.
    It assists manufacturers to maximize competitiveness in the domestic and international markets.

    D.Net (Development Research Network) is a non-profit organization, which envisages to use information and communication technology (ICT) for economic development of Bangladesh. Incepted in January 2001, D.Net obtained legal status under the Societies Act 1860 with the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies, Bangladesh. Working with interfaces of all development use, D.Net thrives to build up itself as a multi-disciplinary organization.

    Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are changing the economy, society, and culture in increasingly pervasive and complex ways. Developing efficient, reflective, sustainable governance mechanisms and corresponding tools to master and steer their underlying dynamics – in both public and private organizations – has become a necessity. To respond to this need, the Chair MIR at the College of Management of Technology of EPFL has designed a one-year Executive Master program in e-Governance.

    The program focuses on concepts and methodologies of implementing e-Governance with first-hand experience on e-Governance policies and strategies adopted in Europe, Asia and North America. The participants of this program are exposed to the best practices in various countries, helping them in successfully implementing e-Governance projects in their own companies or organizations. They will go through a challenging journey sharpening their leadership competencies, examining the appropriate deployment of ICTs and enabling them to efficiently steer their organizations.

    The Executive Master is a recognized, Bologna-compatible degree, awarded by the EPFL, ranked as one of the leading universities in Europe. This high level program is a part-time program, designed with the constraints and needs of practitioners in mind.

    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy. FAO is also a source of knowledge and information helping developing countries and countries in transition modernize and improve agriculture, forestry and fisheries practices and ensure good nutrition for all. Since the FAO was found in 1945, they have focused special attention on developing rural areas, home to 70 percent of the world’s poor and hungry people.

    The Food Corporation of India was setup under the Food Corporation Act 1964, in order to fulfill following objectives of the Food Policy :

    Effective price support operations for safeguarding the interests of the farmers.
    Distribution of foodgrains throughout the country for public distribution system;
    Maintaining satisfactory level of operational and buffer stocks of foodgrains to ensure National Food Security.

    Since its inception in 1965, having handled various situations of plenty and scarcity, FCI has successfully met the challenge of managing the complex task of providing food security for the nation. A strong food security system which has helped to sustain the high growth rate and maintain regular supply of wheat and rice right through the year. The efficiency with which FCI tackled one of the worst droughts of the century not only cemented its role as the premier organization in charge of food security in India, but also brought it accolades from international organizations. Today it can take credit for having contributed a great deal in transforming India from a chronically food deficit country to one that is self-sufficient.

    Forum for Information Technology Nepal (FIT Nepal) is a non-governmental organization established in 2001 with a slogan “IT For All” by a group of IT enthusiasts.FIT Nepal strives to take the benefits of ICT to the rural and marginalized communities of Nepal. The effort has made significant strides, especially in establishing community telecenters and capacity building of the community.

    Fusion is the ICT4D umbrella movement of Sarvodaya the largest 50 year old national NGO in Sri Lanka, serving over 15,000 villages. Fusion’s mission is the ‘e-Empowerment of poor communities’. Programs are delivered through telecentres, Village Information Centres (VIC) and other cross cutting community-development programs targeting children, youth, women and elders.

    Global e-Schools and Communities Initiative (GeSCI) is an initiative of the UN ICT Task Force that aims to improve education as a cornerstone of sustainable socio-economic development and a key mechanism for enabling people to share a country’s prosperity. The organisation is working towards providing ICT platform for schools, support for training and capacity building, and monitoring/reporting of various educational ICT projects.

    Global Knowledge Partnership (GKP) is the world’s first multi-stakeholder network in the area of ICT for development. Established in 1997 with a mission to share knowledge and build partnerships, GKP connects Public and Private sectors, Civil Society groups and International Institutions to unleash the power of Knowledge through Information and Communication Technologies to foster sustainable development.

    The Grameen Gyaan Abhiyan is Rural Knowledge Movement in India which has been working with an aim to achieve ICT enabling of 6,37,000 villages of India has built a multi stake holder partnership with the different ICT4D models present in India. They include the community based models, the entrepreneurial models, government models, the business models or the corporate models, the cooperative models, and the combinations of all these models in pairs or more.

    The GTZ is an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations.

    GTZ promotes complex reforms and change processes, often working under difficult conditions. Its corporate objective is to improve people’s living conditions on a sustainable basis.

    It was founded in 1975 as a company under private law. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is its major client. The company also operates on behalf of other German ministries, the governments of other countries and international clients, such as the European Commission, the United Nations and the World Bank, as well as on behalf of private enterprises. GTZ works on a public-benefit basis. All surpluses generated are channelled back into its own international cooperation projects for sustainable development.

    As an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations, the federally owned Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH supports the German Government in achieving its development-policy objectives. It provides viable, forwardlooking solutions for political, economic, ecological and social development in a globalised world.

    International Academy of CIO, or IAC, Thailand is an exclusively affiliated Chapter in Thailand under Global IAC Body. The body was newly formed on March 31, 2006 by founders comprised of local CIOs and executives from government, business and academic domains. The prime objective is to collaborate among local members as well as the organized chapters on R&D and capacity building for CIOs and ICT development. Major joint activities and projects include organizing CIO workshops/fora, promoting academic research and surveys, exchanging experiences/knowledge and offering opportunities to young and top scholarly researchers actively engaged in the field of CIO.

    Indian Cellular Association (ICA) is the apex body of the mobile industry comprising manufacturers, brand owners, application and solution providers, distributors, retailers and eminent consumers of mobile handsets.

    The Association has been constituted to provide value and service to the mobile cellular industry in India by fuelling its growth, improving competitiveness, helping create a legal and ethical market and regulatory environment, thereby providing long-term benefits of mobile connectivity to the Indian masses.

    The Association is headed by its National President, Mr. Pankaj Mohindroo, who presides over the Association’s objectives of ensuring the development of the mobile cellular handset industry in India.

    The Association has also 11 Regional Chapters comprising of over 350 members.

    The Indian Association for Medical Informatics (IAMI), is a Non Government Organization, started at Hyderabad in 1993 with the help of scientists and doctors who had perceived a need to sensitize the Indian Medical community to the benefits of IT, bring about awareness and greater utilization of Information Technology (IT) in healthcare facilities across the length and breadth of India. The association is now almost 500 strong with its members being mostly IT savvy doctors, software professionals, students and biomedical engineers.

    The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (the Imperial Council of Agricultural Research), an autonomous body and a registered society, was established on 16 July 1929 in pursuance of the report of the Royal Commission on Agriculture. The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) strives to fulfil technology needs of farmers and rural entrepreneurs for enhanced system productivity through development, assessment and refinement of technology, and capacity building. The ICAR has its Headquarters at New Delhi, and a wide network of institutes all over the country.

    At present the ICAR has:
    1- 48 National Research Institutes
    2- 5 National Bureaus
    3- 12 Project Directorates
    4- 30 National Research Centres
    5- 76 All India Co-ordinated Research Projects
    6- 561 Krishi Vigran Kendras (KVK), and
    7- Partnership with Agricultural Universities (AU) system comprising 41 State Agricultural Universities (SAUs), 5 Deemed Universities, 4 Central Universities having faculty of agriculture and one Central Agricultural University.

    Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) of Sri Lanka is the single apex body involved in ICT policy and direction for the nation. Wholly owned by the Government of Sri Lanka, ICTA is the implementing organization of the e-Sri Lanka Initiative. Major donors including the World Bank will be funding a number of the Agency’s initiatives.

    International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is the leading United Nations agency for information and communication technologies. As the global focal point for governments and the private sector, ITU’s role in helping the world communicate spans 3 core sectors: radiocommunication, standardization and development. ITU also organizes TELECOM events and was the lead organizing agency of the World Summit on the Information Society. ITU is based in Geneva, Switzerland, and its membership includes 191 Member States and more than 700 Sector Members and Associates.

    IPTV India Forum (IPTV Society) is a non profit non government membership Society, registered with Registrar of Societies, NCR Delhi which has been set up to advocate, enhance and expand broadband technology’s true potential for value addition, so that common citizen of India avail of the advantages of the service in their daily life with ease and affordability.

    The Forum advocates for : Developing an eco system for the delivery of IPTV and Mobile TV; Encouraging e-governance, e-commerce and m- commerce; Facilitating content development and aggregation networks; Providing a platform to discuss and evolve strategies to achieve the shared aspirations of the industry; Proving and promoting the effectiveness of IP and Mobile TV; Educating the communities about the core strengths and competencies of the Broadband Wireless Access Technologies.

    The Internet Service Providers Association of India (ISPAI) was set up in 1998 with a mission to ‘Promote Internet for the benefit of all’. ISPAI is the collective voice of the ISP fraternity and by extension the entire Internet community. Over the years ISPAI has helped influence, shape and mould the telecom policies, so that ISPs and entrepreneurs in the business of Internet can setup and grow their services in an environment that is supportive and enabling.

    In the last 10 years of it’s existence, it has been party to breaking down monopolistic structures in telecom, bringing down barriers to entry for ISPs. It helped shape India from being a bandwidth hungry to a bandwidth surplus country. it was the competitive spirit of the ISP members of ISPAI that, Internet access became so widely and cost effectively available to our countrymen. These very ISPs helped connect India to the rest of the world so effectively that today BPO and Call Centers cannot but make their global presence felt based on IP connectivity. India is today is arguably amongst the top 10 countries of the world in terms of the number of Internet users.

    The IsfTeH exists to facilitate the International dissemination of knowledge and experience in Telemedicine and eHealth and to provide access to recognised experts in the field worldwide. The seed of the International Society for Telemedicine was planted at the First International Conference on the Medical Aspects of Telemedicine, held in Tromsø, Norway in 1993. A second attempt was made at the Second conference, held at the Mayo Clinic in 1995 in conjunction with the 2nd Mayo Telemedicine Symposium. The Third International Conference on the Medical Aspects of Telemedicine was held in Kobe, Japan in May 1997. ISiTeH’s goal is to promote & support telemedicine/ e health activities worldwide. It is primarily an umbrella for national Telemedicine and eHealth organisations. The ISfT was re-started on September 14th, 2003 in Tromsø (Norway) on the occasion of the 8th International Conference on Telemedicine.

    ITU – APT Foundation of India is a society which broadly relates to activities concerning research and study on telecommunications including, inter-alia, broadcasting, information technology and space sciences, with special emphasis on rural development. The purpose of the society is: Scientific and technological; Research oriented; Educational; Collection, maintenance and dissemination of knowledge and information; Coordination, promotion and formulation of expert opinion on topical subjects including radiocommunications, spectrum management, radio regulations, telecommunication standardisation and telecommunication development The Foundation acts as a bridge between the industry and other institutions on the one hand and the government and other regulatory agencies on the other.

    Some of the salient objectives of the society are :

    To conduct and co-ordinate research studies on various technical, scientific, regulatory and other related matters, to make contributions to various conferences, meetings, and other activities including technical study groups and associated events of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and Asia Pacific Telecommunity(APT) within the framework of the established mechanism and to strengthen active co-operation with ITU and APT with special emphasis on rural development. b. To foster international cooperation and to promote telecommunications in association with other countries, especially developing countries, mainly in Asia, and with other national and international bodies as also by getting entrusted with the works by activities such as organising training, seminars, research studies and sharing of information, with particular emphasis on rural development. c. To promote, encourage and engage in scientific, educational and research activities which lead to active and meaningful involvement of industry and institutions in the country in the activities of the ITU and APT resulting in healthy growth of industry and infrastructure in the country with emphasis on rural development. This will include formation and guidance to the relevant institutions and to hold meetings for presenting and discussing technical and research papers, and other works of science, technology, regulatory and other allied activities.

    KATALYST is one of the largest projects which work in the field of SME promotion. It started in 2002 and is currently active in more than 30 sectors: manufacturing sectors such as plastics, furniture, agro tools; agricultural sectors like pond fishery, vegetables, maize and poultry and in service sectors, e.g. accounting, marketing and quality management. KATALYST also works with business associations to improve the enabling environment for businesses. The project’s activities run nationwide with a special focus on areas in and around Dhaka, Faridpur, Rajshahi, Rangpur, Bogra and Jessore.

    Manufactures’ Association for Information Technology (MAIT) set up in 1982 for purposes of scientific, educational and IT Industry promotion, MAIT has emerged as an effective, influential and dynamic organisation. Representing Hardware, Training, R&D, Hardware Design and other associated service segments of the Indian IT Industry, MAIT’s charter is to develop a global competitive Indian IT Industry, promote the usage of IT in India, strengthen the role of IT in national economic development, promote business through international alliances, promote quality consciousness in the IT Industry and transform the Indian IT Industry into a World Scale Industry leading to a World Class Usage and thus a World Size Market.

    MAIT also recognises the importance of Information Technology Industry growing with sound business relations with the rest of the world. In this direction, MAIT from time to time exchanges delegations and structured information with overseas counterpart organisations – industry data, published reports and newsletters – and encourages cross attending of annual events as a part of its effort to promote international understanding.

    NASSCOM Foundation is a trust registered under the Indian Trust Act 1883 representing Indian software industry’s commitment to leverage IT for empowering and serving the under served. It has the unique opportunity of leading the ICT for development sector from a national perspective along with facilitating and strengthening the CSR space to a wider understanding of contribution to development and towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals. The Foundation’s main objectives are to promote and establish the “domestic development contribution” of the IT industry, harness ICT benefits to reach underprivileged communities for improving quality of life, expand partnerships in order to improve the knowledge base that informs policy and programme formulation and influences public discourse in civil society.

    National Institute of Urban Affairs is a premier institute for research, training and information dissemination in urban development and management. Established in 1976, as an autonomous body under the Societies Registration Act, the Institute enjoys the support and commitment of the Ministry of Urban Affairs and Employment, Government of India, State Governements, urban and regional development authorities and other agencies concerned with urban issues.

    The National Internet Exchange of India is the neutral meeting point of the ISPs in India. Its main purpose is to facilitate exchange of domestic Internet traffic between the peering ISP members. This enables more efficient use of international bandwidth, saving foreign exchange. It also improves the Quality of Services for the customers of member ISPs, by avoiding multiple international hops and thus reducing latency.

    NiXi envisages two fold benefits. The operational costs for peering ISPs are reduced through better utilisation of expensive international bandwidth as well as optimal levels of domestic interconnectivity. The ISPs can pass on the savings thus benefitting the internet subscribers. Additionally, subscribers experience better quality of services in terms of response time and bandwidth for communicating within India, depending on the number of peers the ISP establishes and the bandwidth it connects with to NiXi.

    The Nenasala Project is one of the projects implemented under the e-Sri Lanka Initiative. Formally known as the “Vishva Gnana Kendra Project (Nenasala)”, ICTA has incorporated it under the “Nenasala” label to introduce several models of the telecentres or knowledge centres to be established in all parts of Sri-Lanka to spread ICT services to the rural and semi-urban population.

    OneRoof, Inc. is a U.S. based private company having subsidiaries in Chennai, India and Veracruz & Yucatana, Mexico. It offers a distinctive model for doing business in under-served rural communities of the developing world. The organsiation’s mission is guided by the simple phrase ‘do well and do good’. OneRoof builds upon the vision, experience, networks, and local credibility of its predecessor organisation, World Corps, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) founded in 1998 at USA. As of now, there are less number telecentres operational in India and Mexico.

    OneWorld South Asia -Bringing together a network of people and groups working for human rights and sustainable development from across the globe. OneWorld is the world’s favorite and fastest-growing civil society network online, supporting people’s media to help build a more just global society. The network is governed by the OneWorld International Foundation, whose international Board of Trustees includes a representative nominated by each centre.

    The Quality, Education and Skills (QUEST) Alliance uses creative technology tools to improve the quality of primary and secondary education in India.QUEST was born in 2004 out of a shared commitment to addressing the problems in the Indian education system. To achieve there mission, QUEST work on the premise of shared responsibility and shared benefits. QUEST provides the seed funding and know-how to build partnerships. In turn, these partnerships create, pilot and institutionalize technology tools that improve education in all settings. To make sure youth have the skills, both life- and work-related, to compete for jobs, QUEST pilots other specialized educational technologies.

    READ was launched in 1991 as the non-profit arm of Myths and Mountains, a cultural travel company founded by Dr. Neubauer in the 1980s. The organization – headquartered in Incline Village, Nevada – is registered as a 501(c)(3) corporation in the U.S. and as an International Non-Government Organization (INGO) in Nepal. In the spring of 2007, READ opened its first country affiliate office in India, a country with a widely diverse population, babble of many languages, and contrasting environments – snow studded Himalayas to dry deserts, to tropical beaches and mysterious jungles.

    The Regional Centre for Urban & Environmental Studies (RCUES), Lucknow was established at Lucknow in the year 1968 by the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India. It is one of the four such Centres in the country and RCUES, Lucknow has ever since strived to play a positive role in the activities which are organized under various interrelated programmes: Training, Research, Teaching, Consultancy Services and dissemination of information relating to the Urban Sector in the States of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Orissa, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and Chattisgarh.

    The vision of the Centre is to help urban local governments in achieving citizen’s satisfaction through clean, green, healthy environment, safe water and participation. The overall Mission of the Centre is to help urban local governments in achieving Sustainable Urban Development through an holistic approach.

    Software Industry Promotion Association is a Thai government agency to promote software industries by stimulating the varying channels of marketing both in domestic and international markets.

    SIPA was setup on September 23, 2003 in accordance with the establishment of the Software Industry Promotion Agency (Public Organization) Decree B.E.2546. Realizing the importance of software industry development, the Royal Thai Government considers software industry development as one of the key strategies to enhance the country’s industrial competitiveness. It aims to enhance the effciency in the delivery of quality services or product manufacturing. Its founding mission is considered to introduce a new dimension in Thailand’s software industry development. It covers human resources development through education, skill training, and competency enhancement in software production. Employment promotion is also in place in order to prepare for future changes brought about by the growth of the global software industry.

    South Asia Partnership International (SAP I) is a southern based and southern led organization committed for creating South Asia free from poverty and deprivation. It has a vision that people of the region live with dignity enjoying peace and social justice. This southern network facilitates creation of vibrant civil society working together to achieve rights and prosperity of people in a peaceful region. SAP system comprise of SAP nationals in Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Canada and partner in India. SAP I has evolved from a support and capacity building solving local poverty challenges to a regional organization advocating for democracy, governance, peace and human security.

    SAP International has been envisioned for promoting itself as a center of excellence to ensure grassroots voice based regional advocacy. Institutional structure of the organization comprises of a general body, Board of Directors and a secretariat based in Kathmandu, Nepal. The organization has a program committee constituting Executive Directors of SAP Nationals and SAP I. The system is enriched with experiences of working with poor and marginalized communities from SAP Nationals and partners as well as northern linkages of the member based in Canada that support in raising voices of grassroots at regional and international level. is both a social investment program that supports grassroots telecentre networks and a loose family of organizations with a common commitment to helping the telecentre movement thrive. The social investment program is a collaborative initiative of the International Development Research Centre, Microsoft and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). The program is housed at IDRC with offices in Ottawa (Canada) and New Dehli (India). The program supports organizations and activities that strengthen the telecentre movement. These investments are focused in four areas namely- building networks, creating content and services, sharing knowledge and connecting people. aims to reinforce a global movement by finding ways that people, communities and networks can connect over common issues to make telecentres stronger and better, together.

    Established in 1990. TEMA today covers more than 90 per cent of telecom equipment manufacturers as well as components and cables manufacturers. In addition, many cellular and paging service operators and a large number of public and private sector units as well as multinational companies are also members of TEMA.

    TEMA is affiliated to leading international telecom industry associations. Quite often, some Government decisions relating to Indian telecom industry are channelised through TEMA which also plays an important role in proposing the names of technical experts from the Industry to various telecom committees of the Government, and industry associations, namely, CII, FICCI, ASSOCHAM, PHD.

    TEMA play an active role in dissemination and exchange of information from the Government, foreign agencies, embassies, trade missions, Indian missions abroad and leading international trade associations. TEMA also closely interacts and exchanges information of mutual interest with international organisations like ITU, PTC, AEU, TIA (USA), TIA (Korea), and ATIA (Australia) and GAIA (Spain) International co-operation projects on the exchange of information about Telecom Industry Development is on the anvil. TEMA is in an advanced stage of forging co-operation with similar Telecom Associations in China and Korea.

    The Telecom Users Group of India (TUGI) is a registered association of telecommunication users in India, and works closely with INTUG. Since 1997, TUGI has promoted users interest at the national / international level. Our mission is to ensure that users have access to affordable, reliable, interoperable telecommunication services and their voice is clearly heard wherever telecommunication policy issues are being decided.

    From multi-national to small and medium size enterprises mainly. The member companies come from all corners of the business world. They add to diversity and effectiveness of our organization. Corporate, institutions and individual professionals are valued members of TUGI.

    The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the common sense. We are made up of two unique development institutions owned by 185 member countries—the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA).

    Each institution plays a different but supportive role in our mission of global poverty reduction and the improvement of living standards. The IBRD focuses on middle income and creditworthy poor countries, while IDA focuses on the poorest countries in the world. Together we provide low-interest loans, interest-free credit and grants to developing countries for education, health, infrastructure, communications and many other purposes.

    UgaBYTES Initiative is a not-for profit telecentre support network, established since 2000. It facilitates telecentres to increase their capacity by sharing knowledge and e-discussions to create an impact to the grassroots development. The organization is also involved building capacities of telecentre practitioners in management and technical aspects and carries out lobby and advocacy roles.

    The WiMAX Forum® is an industry-led, not-for-profit organization formed to certify and promote the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products based upon the harmonized IEEE 802.16/ETSI HiperMAN standard. WiMAX Forum’s goal is to accelerate the introduction of these systems into the marketplace. WiMAX Forum Certified™ products are fully interoperable and support broadband fixed, portable and mobile services. Along these lines, the WiMAX Forum works closely with service providers and regulators to ensure that WiMAX Forum Certified systems meet customer and government requirements. The WiMAX Forum® has more than 522 members comprising the majority of operators, component and equipment companies in the communications ecosystem.

    The Objectives of the Forum for 2008 are : Establish cost effective and timely certification processes and certification infrastructure for WiMAX that achieve device and network interoperability. Publish technical specifications to achieve a commercially viable global ecosystem for WiMAX. Promote the brand and technology to establish WiMAX as the worldwide market leader for broadband wireless.


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