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Internet and Mobile Association of India

Context:

The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), the representative body of nearly 600 internet firms and start-ups, recently welcomed the introduction of the Telecom Bill in Lok Sabha.

Relevance:

Facts for Prelims

Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI):

Establishment:

  • Founded in 2004.
  • Registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860.

Nature:

  • Not-for-profit industry body.

Representation:

  • Sole organization representing the digital services industry in India.

Membership:

  • Over 500 Indian and multinational corporations.
  • Members span diverse sectors of the digital ecosystem, including both established companies and startups.

Mandate:

  • Expand and enhance the online and mobile value-added services sectors.

Unified Voice:

  • Dedicated to presenting a unified voice of the businesses it represents to government, investors, consumers, and stakeholders.

Industry Focus:

  • Addresses issues, concerns, and challenges of the Internet and Mobile economy.
  • Takes a leading role in the development of the digital ecosystem.

Representation of Sectors:

  • Encompasses sectors such as digital advertising, digital entertainment, traveltech, online gaming, digital payments, fintech, digital commerce, edtech, healthtech, agritech, big data, ML, AI & IoT, AR/VR, logistics-tech, etc.

Activities:

  • Promotes the inherent strengths of the digital economy.
  • Evaluates and recommends standards and practices.
  • Conducts research and creates platforms for members.
  • Communicates on behalf of the industry.
  • Creates a favorable business environment.

Advocacy:

  • Advocates for free and fair competition.
  • Supports progressive laws for the sector.
  • Advocates for equitable access and the best quality of services.
  • Promotes a safe and secure internet for users.

-Source: Indian Express


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