Atria joins COAI as an associate member

MUMBAI: Internet service provider (ISP) Atria Convergence Technologies has joined the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), the apex industry association representing leading telecom, internet, technology and digital services companies, as an associate member.

ACT Fibernet is India’s largest fiber Internet Service Provider with a customer base of over 1.2 million. Headquartered in Bangalore, ACT provides high-speed broadband services across 12 cities and towns in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Delhi.

COAI director general Rajan S Mathews said, “We welcome ACT on board as an associate member. The joint efforts of COAI for the industry and ACT’s expertise in designing, engineering, building and managing fiber broadband services will go a long way in fulfilling Prime Minister Modi’s dream of building a digitally empowered nation with far corners connected with high-speed broadband. Given ACT’s next generation triple play services solutions, including its Fibernet (Internet over Fiber Optics), Digital TV and HDTV, as well as Fiber-To-The-Home technology, we are proud to have them onboard as an associate member. We believe this partnership will add value to the industry and further strengthen government’s ongoing efforts to build a digitally connected India.”

COAI’s associate membership comprises companies that manufacture or support the functioning, promotion, research development and evolution of Mobile Communications Services. COAI’s other Associate Members include Google India, Ericsson India, Sterlite Technologies, GTL Infrastructure, Huawei Technologies, Indus Towers, Intel Corporation, Nokia Solutions and Networks, Qualcomm India, and Facebook India Online Services.

Atria Convergence Technologies CEO Bala Malladi said, “We are truly privileged to be a part of COAI as an associate member. It is one of the premier industry body who has been at the forefront of driving the telecom and broadband revolution in the country and has worked relentlessly towards advancing industry positions for a long-term, stable and sustainable policy environment. COAI remains the unique and single voice of telecommunications industry and a thought leader in the sector. With the support of COAI, we look forward to contributing our best to the Prime Minister’s Digital India initiative and continue to connect India with high-speed broadband connectivity.”

ACT Fibernet is backed by True North (formerly known as India Value Fund Advisors – IVFA), a premier private equity investment fund, and TA Associates.

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