The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) became a Partner in 3GPP during the 3GPP Partners meeting on the 22nd April.
T.R. Dua, Officiating Director General, addressed the meeting and accepted Market Representation Partner status in 3GPP on behalf of the COAI. He said:
"We have closely followed the work done by 3GPP in evolving the GSM technology towards LTE…the work is of key importance to Indian Operators, all of which place high importance on the need for India’s market requirements to be taken in to account during the standardization process”.