ITU-APT Foundation of India (IAFI) is a non-profit, non-political registered society, is working for last 10 years in India with the prime objective of encouraging involvement of professionals, corporate, public/private sector industries, R&D organizations, academic institutions, and such other agencies engaged in development of Indian Telecom sector in the activities of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT). The society has been registered with the registrar of the societies with its secretariat working at New Delhi. Globally, the counterpart organizations of IAFI are the ITU Associations in Japan and in the USA, where predominantly private industries engaged in Telecom sector are their members. IAFI is working to foster closer relationship with them.
The scope of activities of the society broadly relates to wider involvement of the Telecom sector supplementing that of the Telecom Administration in the activities of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a specialized agency of the United Nations, and the Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT), a multi-government regional organization on telecommunications including inter-alia, broadcasting, information technology and space sciences, with special emphasis on rural development, to conduct and co-ordinate research studies on various technical, scientific, regulatory and other related matters, to make contributions to various conferences, meetings and other activities including technical study groups and associated events of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT) within the framework of the established mechanism and to strengthen active co-operation with ITU and APT with special emphasis on rural development.
ITU-APT Foundation of India (IAFI) is sector Member of the ITU Development Bureau (ITU-D) and ITU Telecommunication Standardization Bureau (ITU-T) which manifests its usefulness of the Indian Telecom industry The Foundation members are entitled to participate in the activities of ITU-D, ITU-T and ITU-R.