The Mobile
Broadband Standard










LTE-Advanced Pro


BIF to Partner 3GPP

January 22, 2018

The Broadband India Forum (BIF) has been formally approved as a Market Representation Partner (MRP) in 3GPP, with immediate effect.

According to the BIF President, T.V. Ramachandran, the Forum will bring Indian market requirements for services, features and functionality to 3GPP. In a letter to the 3GPP Coordination Group (PCG) he outlined the BIF’s mission to support and enhance all policy, regulatory & standards initiatives for the proliferation of broadband in India.

In expressing support for this new MRP in 3GPP, Pamela Kumar – the Director General of the Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India (TSDSI), the Indian Organizational Partner in 3GPP – said that she was looking forward to a successful partnership between 3GPP and BIF. She said: “With the Digital transformation happening across India, a strong need is being felt to actively engage in the global standardization efforts around 5G and beyond. Now with support from BIF we should be able to mobilise stronger participation and contributions at 3GPP.”

Although BIF are now an approved Market Representation Partner in 3GPP, there will be a formal ‘signing ceremony’ of the 3GPP Partnership Project Agreement at the next Organizational Partner’s meeting, to be held in Beijing on April 12.

Further Reading:

The contact details of the 3GPP Partners are …here

The Organizational Partners are the following SDOs:

2014 11 OP

The Market Representative Partners are:

2018 01 MRP

The Broadband India Forum has a web site:

Contact for this article: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Marketing and Communications Officer, 3GPP
Recent news stories
News Feeds