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Dhananjay Joshi appointed chairman of telecom industry body DIPA

Digital Infrastructure Providers Association (DIPA) has appointed Dhananjay Joshi, MD and CEO of Summit Digitel, as the chairman. Dhananjay Joshi takes over the baton from Akhil Gupta, Chairman of Bharti Enterprises, who served as Chairman of the industry body since 2011. DIPA named Sandeep Girotra, CEO of American Tower India, as the new vice chairman of the association.

The changes in the leadership management will come into effect from October 1, 2023. The telecom industry body concluded its annual general body meeting for 2022-23, with the announcements of its leadership for the term 2023-24. Akhil Gupta has accepted the request of the executive committee members to hold the position of Patron Member, DIPA.

About the Digital Infrastructure Providers Association (DIPA) 

The Digital Infrastructure Providers Association (DIPA) is a non-profit industry body that represents the digital infrastructure industry in India. It was founded in 2010 as the Tower and Infrastructure Providers Association (TIPA), but was renamed DIPA in 2020 to reflect the broader scope of its membership.

DIPA’s members include a wide range of companies that are involved in the development, construction, ownership, and operation of digital infrastructure in India, including:

  • Tower and telecom infrastructure providers
  • Fibre optic cable deployers
  • Data center operators
  • EV charging infrastructure providers
  • Equipment manufacturers

DIPA’s mission is to promote the growth and development of the digital infrastructure industry in India. It works with the government, regulators, and other stakeholders to advocate for policies that support the industry’s growth. DIPA also provides a forum for its members to network, collaborate, and share best practices.

DIPA has played a key role in the development of India’s digital infrastructure. It has worked with the government to develop and implement policies that have facilitated the deployment of mobile towers, fibre optic cables, and other digital infrastructure across the country. DIPA has also been instrumental in raising awareness of the importance of digital infrastructure for India’s economic and social development.

DIPA is a valuable resource for the Indian government, regulators, and the digital infrastructure industry. It provides a platform for dialogue and collaboration, and it helps to shape the policies that are shaping the future of digital infrastructure in India.

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