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VimpelCom Group (Netherlands)
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Romanian Maritime Training Centre - CERONAV (Romania)
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Centre de Recherche en Numérique de Sfax (Tunisia)
Fondazione Ugo Bordoni (Italy)
Colegio de Ingenieros Mecánicos y Electricistas, A.C. (Mexico)
Gallaudet University (United States)
Axon Partners Group Consulting (Spain)
Higher Colleges of Technology (United Arab Emirates)
ADD International (Bangladesh)
Lodz University of Technology (Poland)
China International Telecommunication Construction Corporati (China)
World University of Bangladesh (Bangladesh)
Aarhus University - Department of Engineering (Denmark)
Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (Dominican Rep.)
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Centro Internacional de Investigación Científica en Telecomu (Ecuador)
University of Groningen (Netherlands)
Bournemouth University (United Kingdom)
The University of Zambia School of Natural Sciences (Zambia)
Bharat Broadband Network Limited (India)
The Walt Disney Company (United States)
Mastercard Worldwide (United States)
Panasonic Corporation (Japan)
Sultan Qaboos University (Oman)
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Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)

The mission of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)is to ensure that the interests of consumers are protected and at the same time to nurture conditions for growth of telecommunications, broadcasting and cable services in a manner and at a pace which will enable India to play a leading role in the emerging global information society. One of the main objectives of TRAIis to provide a fair and transparent policy environment which promotes a level playing field and facilitates fair competition. Today there are over 480 million telephone subscribers of which around 440 million are wireless subscribers. On an average over 13 million subscribers are being added every month. The key to the growth has been liberalization, reforms and competition. Forward looking and even handed regulation by the independent statutory regulatory body has promoted competition and consumer interest. The positive regulatory framework has played a major role in achieving the tremendous growth of telecom sector which has contributed significantly to the growth of Indian economy and development process.

CategoryRegulators
Based inIndia (Republic of)
DomainsSatellite ; Broadcast ; Mobile ; Fixed ; Cable ; Telephone ; Broadband
ITU Global DirectoryTelecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)
Websitehttp://www.trai.gov.in
CEO    
Dr. Rahul Khullar

Dr. Rahul Khullar joined Telecom Regulatory Authority of India as Chairman on 14th May 2012. Prior to joining TRAI, he was Commerce Secretary in Ministry of commerce and industry, Government of India. He also served as Secretary, department of Disinvestment, Ministry of Finance, Government of India. He is a permanent civil servant who joined the Indian Administrative Service since 1975. He has served in various capacities and at various levels in the Central and State Government. He has served as Director in the Prime Minister’s Office, Private Secretary to Finance Minister, Development Commissioner for Delhi, Commissioner of Sales Tax, Delhi and Principal Secretary (Planning), Delhi. He has also served as Additional Secretary and Special Secretary in the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry. He has been Chief Negotiator for India in the Doha Round of multilateral trade negotiations at the WTO. He was also Chief Negotiator for the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the EU.

He has worked as a professional economist in the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Manila between 1994 to 2000. In this assignment he worked as a Lead Economist for the Pacific, and later for the Philippines, and, thereafter, for Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, etc.). He also served as Senior Economist in the Strategy and Policy Office attached to the President of the Asian Development Bank.

He has a Ph.D. in Economics and has been a Visiting Professor in the Department of Economics, Boston University (1990-91), and a Lecturer at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge USA (1982-84).