Cluster Director (Networks,Technology & Resilience), Infocomm Media Development Authority, Singapore
Harin Grewal manages a cluster of divisions in IMDA’s Connectivity and Competition Development Group which are involved with technical regulation, namely “Resource Management & Standards” and “Interconnection & Access”.
As part of the resource management portfolio, Mr Grewal leads a team that manages and coordinates the planning, allocation and assignment of frequencies, the national numbering plan as well as telecommunication standards. He is also concurrently the Director of Interconnection and Access, where his team formulates and implements policies relating to economic and technical regulation, as well as access to buildings and facilities for use by telecommunication service providers.
Prior to this, Mr Grewal headed the Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network (Next Gen NBN) programme office at Infocomm Development Authority (which joined with the Media Development Authority of Singapore to become the IMDA). During his tenure, his team successfully conceptualised and awarded the Requests for Proposal (RFPs) to appoint the Network Company (NetCo) and Operating Company (OpCo) of Singapore’s Next Gen NBN. The Next Gen NBN is globally unique as its open-access model has been designed through a combination of structural and operational separation requirements set out by IDA.
In his 28 years at IMDA, Mr Grewal has also led functions as diverse as Manpower Development and Wireless Mobility as well as being involved in Networking R&D for the first 8 years of his career.
Mr Grewal is an Electrical Engineer by training. His specialisations are in Wireless Telecommunications and Telecommunications Policy.