Satya N. Gupta, Jury Chairman, TelecomLead Awards 2017

Satya N Gupta

An International expert in NGN technologies, Regulation, Interconnection and Broadband policy with 35 years experience in all aspects of Telecom, including 25years with Govt. and Regulator, Satya N. Gupta is publicly recognized as an Analyst, Author, Advocate and Advisor on ICT related Policies, Projects and Business.

Globally known as “NGNguru,” he is a trainer and coach for telecommunication technologies, policy and regulation and a Govt. Affairs and Regulatory advocate. Satya is the author of “Everything over IP- All you want to know about NGN” and “Bandwidth Factory- Last mile as a Managed Service”. He also authored a concept called “Job Factory- Converting Unemployment into Intraprenuership” which is being used to create jobs in rural India. His recent research based work, “Extra Mile- Walking the Talk on Rural Broadband Business,” brings out the innovative business models to Make it Happen. He is invited as a public keynote speaker on most of the ICT events in India. Satya is also the Founder of NGN Forum in India, to spread awareness about NGN all-over.

A triple master in Electronic Technology, ICT Management and Telecom Regulation and Policy, Satya was inducted as the youngest Life Fellow of IETE (1991) and conferred Chartered Engineer in 1996. In addition, he served as the member of EC at IETE, Secundraband in 90s and also was invited member of National Council in 2000s.

Joined Ministry of Communications in 1981 and Ministry of Railways in 1983, through Indian Engg Services after Post Graduation in Electronics and Communication from IISc, Bangalore.  During 25 years with Government he worked in various capacities in different departments of Govt.  He was awarded the Railways Minister award during 1995-96 for outstanding performance for Delhi area Digitalisation project of Indian Railways. He also pioneered the concepts of NIXI, NIR, IPV6, Unlicensed Spectrum, VOIP, Broadband Policy, NGN and Railtel in the country; all these are up and running. As a freelancer he established a mentoring and advisory company “SAAM CorpAdvisors,” engaged in “Managing Govt. Affairs as a Service”

Satya has also been associated with International Telecommunication Union (A UN body) as an NGN Expert and also Commonwealth Telecom Organisation (CTO) as an NGN Trainer.  Vice-President and Trustee of PTC India Foundation, he is also elected as the Jt. Secretary General of APT-ITU Foundation of India. He is the member of India IPV6 Task Force oversight committee an Apex body of the Govt. for IPV6 implementation and a Nominee Director of IT-ITES SSC of National Skill Development Corporation and Executive Secretary General of Amity International Telecom Forum. He is also appointed as Vice -Rapporteur of SG1 of ITU-D dealing with NGN, Broadband and IPV6 migration.

Presently, Satya is heading Bluetown’s India and Asia operations with overall responsibility of “Making It Happen” its Vision of “Connecting the Unconnected people in Rural areas of World.”