About Taipa

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Tower and Infrastructure Providers Association was constituted in 2011 as an industry representative body registered under the Indian Society registration act, 1860.

All leading independent telecom infrastructure providers like Bharti Infratel, Indus Towers, ATC India Tower Corp., GTL Infrastructure, Tower Vision and Reliance Infrastructure are the members of the Society which visualizes itself to be the official voice for the Telecom Infrastructure industry.

The association is dedicated to interact, discuss and deliberate with the Ministries, Policy Makers, Regulators, Financial institutions and Technical bodies etc. for the knowledge collection & dissemination for promotion of healthy growth in telecom services.

The telecom infrastructure providers provide an Integrated Neutral Host Platform that is used by diverse and often competing operators resulting in the rapid deployment of networks supporting over 1.3 billion mobile subscribers.

The new and upcoming technologies such as 5G, artificial intelligence and virtual reality will be highly successful since the easy availability and accessibility of shared towers, a key input for the growth of this sector.

The role and objectives of this society is primarily to be one-voice of the industry and emphasize the need to bring ‘Telecom Infrastructure Services’ under key utilities segment, to promote sharing of valuable resources, to improve competitiveness, to develop a unified industry voice on issues affecting tower erection, maintenance and service work etc.

The key objectives of the industry body are as follow:

  1. To ensure that the industry is given ‘Key Infrastructure’ status
  2. To promote formulation of ‘National Telecom Infrastructure Policy’ mandating the sharing of Towers
  3. To ensure ‘No Charges’ being put on IP-1s in terms of License Fee, etc. for providing cost-optimized services;
  4. To mandate Authorities in-charge of Highways, Ports, Rails etc to share Right of Way
  5. To formulate uniform policy across India with regard to tower setup, maintenance and service work
  6. To organize a single-window clearance of all Municipal and Statutory approvals
  7. To get financial support out of USO Fund for every tower built / operating in Rural regions of the nation
  8. To organize incentives for deploying Alternate Energy Technologies;
  9. To get further support from the Government by Tax Holidays & other Concessions, etc.

TAIPA is also engaged with other industry association such as CII, FICCI, ASSOCHAM, COAI, AUSPI, ISPAI, etc with the objective of presenting an industry consensus view to the Government on critical issues related to the growth and development of Telecom industry.

The leadership team of the association comprises some renowned and dynamic personalities of the industry.

Mr. Akhil Gupta, Vice Chairman of Bharti Group, Executive Chairman of Bharti Infratel Limited is the Chairman of the Society.

The Chairman is ably supported by Vice Chairman Mr. Umang Das – Chief Mentor, American Tower Corporation and Director General –TAIPA Mr. Tilak Raj Dua.

Mr. Tilak Raj is the Director General of this Association.

The related organizations to the telecom infrastructure industry can also become Associate Members of the Association.