Inaugurated by Hon’ble Telecom Minister Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad
India Mobile Congress, the biggest digital technology forum in South Asia, organized by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and Cellular Operator Association of India (COAI), was held at Aerocity, New Delhi on Oct 14-15-16, 2019. The event was inaugurated by Hon’ble Telecom Minister Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad.The event concluded with over 75000 visitors from 40 plus countries attending the third edition of South Asia’s biggest telecom, Internet, and technology event.
Along with the Telecom Minister, ShriAnshuPrakash, Telecom Secretary, Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Mr. Malcolm Johnson, Deputy Secretary General, ITU; Mr. Jim Whitehurst, President and CEO, Red Hat, Mr. RakeshBharti Mittal, Managing Director and Co-Vice Chairman, Bharti Enterprises Ltd, Mr. Jay Chen, CEO, Huawei India were present at the ceremony. The inauguration ceremony was attended by over 3000 people from 40 partner countries, and included global speakers, policy makers, thought leaders, ambassadors, opinion makers, change agents, bureaucrats, investors and industry bigwigs.
During the inauguration, Hon’ble Minister, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad stated, “It gives us an immense pleasure to introduce the third edition of India Mobile Congress. India Mobile Congress is rightfully a veritable platform designed to help the country accomplish the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s vision of making India a truly digitally empowered economy.”
The prestigious 3-day event saw 250+ speakers and 300+ exhibitors showcasing cutting edge products and services across 60,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space. That apart, 5,000 CXO-level delegates, 150 national and international buyers as well as sellers, made IMC 2019 a vibrant opportunity for business transactions. Make in India and Startup India was also well received by the visitors where 250 statups participated.
Third edition of India Mobile Congress witnessed various live demonstrations of 5G use cases. The exhibition stalls covered a variety of interesting possibilities hinged around 5G, Internet of Things, Augmented and Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Smart City Solutions, Fintech, mhealth, and Cyber Security, amongst others.
The session stressed on how the country is poised to become a 5 trillion economy by 2024. Telecom sector has a critical role to play in this growth. It is one of the prime support services needed for the growth of every other sector. Highlights of the event:
Huawei: Huawei has announced the first in India deployment of Artificial Intelligence (AI) based Massive MIMO optimization technology in the Vodafone Idea network. AI enabled Massive MIMO enables Vodafone Idea to add automation capabilities to its network, greatly improving optimization efficiency, boosting cell capacity and enhancing end-user experience of the network. Huawei also showcased Innovative & Inclusive 5G for India at IMC 2019, said we would like to go beyond 5G which is 5G + AI. Huawei demonstrated 5G + AI applications to empower operators and industries to lead in the 5G era and boost Digital India. Keeping 5G at the forefront and center of its showcase, Huawei at the India Mobile Congress 2019, demonstrated the potential power of a 5G enabled future with live 5G use-case applications.
Intel: As the Intelligent Edge partner at India Mobile Congress, Intel showcased a wide gamut of solutions on telco cloud, smart space, intelligent traffic management, 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) based on Intel architecture. Mr. Rajesh Gadiyar, Vice President, Data Center Group, and CTO, Network & Custom Logic Group for Intel participated in a panel discussion on ‘Global Strides in 5G Deployment: Roadblocks and Best Practices’, to discuss the status of global 5G deployment, the roadblocks being faced by countries that are nearing 5G implementation and the progress so far.
VVDN: VVDN is working to deliver the next generation 5G acceleration solutions that will not only implement the complex modules of 5G infrastructure but also position VVDN well ahead in 5G network solution space. VVDN has partnered with Xilinx to accelerate the above solutions in FPGA and this enables VVDN to develop 5G Acceleration IP’s along with the hardware. VVDN showcased its solution with live demos which would enable key partnerships with 5G equipment vendors, telecom operators and system integrators.
HFCL: HFCL announced the launch of Next Generation Wi-Fi Technology products and solutions under its Brand – IO that shall meet the enormous global and Indian Wi-Fi network demand. IO Networks are globally benchmarked with features of Next-Gen technologies across all products that include Access Points (AP), Unlicensed Band Radio (UBR), Wireless LAN Controller (WLC), Element Management System (EMS), Cloud Network Management System (CNMS).
BhartiAirtel: BhartiAirtel showcased a range of exciting digital solutions for businesses and consumers at the India Mobile Congress 2019. Airtel demonstrated a wide range of use cases and applications for a world on connected things that leverage 5G and pre-5G network technologies.
Sterlite Technologies: STL launched Stellar Fibre, a path-breaking solution that will power the next-gen ultra-high definition future. The leading-edge innovation from STL’s optical design solutions guarantees best-in-class data transfer, negligible data loss even with high fibre bends, and compatibility with all fibres in use today.
IMC has established itself as a leading platform for bringing together the industry, Government, academia, and other ecosystem players, to discuss and display the latest in the technology world. IMC comprises of India’s biggest technology exhibition, an international conference on digital technology and B2B/B2G networking meets; all this during three action-packed days at New Delhi, India.