Information Telecommunications & Handset Industry Association (INTHIA) is scheduled to go live in India soon. The Indian chapter of INTHIA has been registered in Gurgaon and will begin its national agenda for Make in India initiative announced by the Government of India.
INTHIA has been formed by industry professionals from telecom operators, suppliers, manufacturers, sales and service from China, Taiwan and India. It is co-developing a practical, on-the-ground sales and technical curriculum for Indian graduates to be enabled with the job skills to join the handset production, sales, distribution and telecom equipment industry and Make in India a success story, with a job portal for telecom professionals.
According to the press release, the association plans to create a framework to protect the interests of domestic retail and distribution community in India, with embarking new framework laws for new market entrants in India telecom business domain.
The INTHIA mission includes testing and certification of handset companies, quality parameters, consumer satisfaction index and proposing of the best market practices on retail front level by operators and handset companies. The association is laying a guideline under the Department of Electronics BIS division on safety & conformity standards for supply of quality telecom equipments to the end user.