DoT, MSA organizes Seminar with Internet Service Providers Association of India

Mumbai, 28 March 2022


Department of Telecommunications, Mumbai Licensed Service Area organized a seminar with Internet Service Providers Association of India (ISPAI) on 11th March’2022, at Mumbai.

The seminar focussed on topical issues covering PM-WANI (Prime Minister Wi-Fi Access Network Interface) and MTCTE (Mandatory Testing & Certification of Telecom Equipment). The seminar was attended by about 65 Internet Service Providers and senior officers of DoT from Mumbai & Maharashtra LSAs.

The seminar was inaugurated by Shri A K Sahu, Deputy Director General, DoT, Mumbai LSA. In his inaugural address, he mentioned that this interactive session provides an excellent opportunity for sharing of innovative ideas between ISPs and DoT. Shri A K Sahu said The PM-WANI scheme has immense potential for proliferation of affordable broadband access to realize the vision of Digital India. He added ‘By virtue of light-touch regulation of PM-WANI framework, it will encourage entrepreneurs to set up public wifi hotspots and generate additional revenue for themselves’.

The PM-WANI scheme, launched by the Department of Telecommunications, aims to setup Public Wi-Fi Networks by Public Data Office Aggregators (PDOAs) to provide public Wi-Fi services through Public Data Offices (PDOs) spread across length and breadth of the country to accelerate proliferation of Broadband Internet services.

Shri Sanjay Sethi, Director (Technology), DOT, Mumbai LSA explained the various elements of PM WANI framework i.e. Central Registry, PDO, PDOA and App Providers and provisions under MTCTE regime. All the queries raised by the ISPs were clarified by DoT team. ISPAI informed to hold such seminars in other regions of the country as well.


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