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Société Nationale des Télécommunications du Sénégal (SONATEL)
Fundação Instituto Nacional de Telecomunicações - FINATEL
Jordan Mobile Telecommunications Services - Zain Jordan (Jordan)
Bangkok University (Thailand)
Universidad de Costa Rica (Costa Rica)
Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Bogotá S.A. ESP
Sultan Qaboos University (Oman)
Saudi Telecom [ROA] (Saudi Arabia (Kingdom of))
Ecole Nationale d
LS telcom AG [SIO] (Germany (Federal Republic of))
Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (United States)
N-SOFT Technology SA (Mali)
UMTS Forum [REGINTORG] (International (no specific country))
Banglalink Digital Communications Ltd. (Bangladesh)
Total Access Communication PLC
Tokai University
Emisiona Tehnika i Veze (ETV)
East African Communications Organization (International)
Maroc Télécom - Itissalat Al-Maghrib (IAM)
Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association (International)
Telekom Networks Malawi Limited (Malawi)
George Mason University (United States)
GEW Technologies (Pty) Ltd. (South Africa)
HMR Institute of Technology Management (India)
Vectone Group Holding Limited
WiseKey S.A.
Quantum Group International Inc. (United States)
Centro Internacional de Investigación Científica en Telecomu (Ecuador)
Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Industrial (Argentina)



Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI)

COAI is dedicated to the establishment of a world-class cellular infrastructure and delivering the benefits of affordable mobile communication services to the people of India. COAI membership includes the all private GSM operators and other stakeholders such as infrastructure providers, vendors and chip manufacturers. Over the years COAI has emerged as the official voice for the Indian GSM industry and interacts directly with Ministries, Policy Makers, Regulators, international organizations such as ITU and GSMA, etc in order to ensure that issues pertaining to growth and development of the Indian GSM industry are discussed, debated and understood on a wider platform. COAI has been associated with ITU (D) as a Sector Member for around ten years and has found it to be a useful platform for engaging in a global debate on a gamut of development and regulatory issues.

CategoryProfessional Associations
Based inIndia (Republic of)
ITU Global DirectoryCellular Operators Association of India (COAI)
Director General and CEO    
Mr. Rajan S Mathews

Mr. Rajan S Mathews is currently working for Cellular Operators Associations of India as Director General.

Prior to joining COAI as DG, Rajan served as COO of US Operations and Corp. CFO and VP of Telargo Inc, ( a Joint Venture of NTT DoCoMo), overseeing all of the company’s Strategic Planning, Business Development, Financial, Treasury, Accounting, Tax, Administrative and Human Resource functions. Prior to joining Telargo, Rajan was President of Afghan Wireless Communications Company, establishing it as Afghanistan’s largest and most profitable telecommunications company. Before this, Rajan served as VP and CFO of Call Sciences Inc., a premier provider of Unified Communications Services (a Soros/Chatterjee Group Company). Immediately before this, he was at A T & T Wireless, where he held a number of senior executive leadership positions, including Divisional CFO, Corporate Controller, President and CEO of one if its largest international joint ventures – Birla-AT&T in India (now IDEA). Earlier in his career, Rajan was a finance executive at such companies as Beatrice International, Tri-Star/Columbia Motion Pictures and senior consultant at Pricewaterhouse Coopers.

Rajan served on the boards of several for-profit and non-profit organizations. He earned both his Master of Business Administration (Finance & Accounting) and Master of Arts (Economics) degrees from Rutgers University (USA) and he is a CPA from the State of New Jersey, USA.