Convergence India '17 To Focus On 5G, IoT

by CXOtoday News Desk    Jan 27, 2017

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Convergence India Expo that will host the 25th edition at Pragati Maidan during February 8-10 will showcase Internet of Things [IoT] and other digital and disruptive technologies that have an impact on businesses and government. 

The expo to be attended by over 600 delegates including Indian and international thought leaders from the ICT, telecom and IoT ecosystem focusing on the global digital evolution, the event will include three parallel conference tracks including sessions such as ‘Delivering inexpensive and reliable Internet access to billions’, ‘Digital wallets: A new trend for developing India’, ‘OTT-Transforming the future of TV and competition landscape of the broadcast space’, ‘Funding IoT startups: Success and challenges’, ‘IoT at the edge: Sensors & technologies’ and much more.

Chairing the discussion on 5G - The next big step in mobile communication technologies and how it will revolutionise the customer experience, Rajan S Mathews, Director General, COAI, said On behalf of our members, we at COAI, congratulate Convergence India for creating this platform and bringing all the stakeholders together to discuss innovative customer solutions, productivity enhancement processes, and contemporary technological advances in the industry. This is a relevant platform providing a roadmap for the year, synonymous with the progress of the Indian communications sector. The telecoms fraternity has made key contributions to the development of the Indian GDP, and simultaneously provided direct and indirect employment and livelihood to millions. With increased investment by the industry, the sector remained committed towards a fully connected and empowered Digital India.”

“The Indian ICT sector is in expansion phase driven by campaigns like Digital India, Smart Cities, Make in India, Skill India, Competitive India and ease of doing business in India. I think the best of the Internet is yet to come and if you can be part of the revolution that creates access you will create lots of opportunities. Today is the time to develop rural Indiacommented, Suneet Singh Tuli, CEO, Datawind, India, who will initiate the discussion on Mobile phone industry-Torch bearer of the Make in India & Digital India initiative.

There is a great need to connect the unconnected billions, and DataWind is doing its bit by providing devices at reasonable rates bundled with free one year Internet. Convergence India provides an impetus to the ICT industry, and will propel the nation forward. I wish the organizers and participants at Convergence India, said Singh. 

“This year Convergence India is 40% bigger than last year,” said Prem Behl, Chairman, Exhibition India Group, India’s leading trade promotion organization and organizers of the Convergence India series of expo, he further elaborated, With Convergence India and IoT India expo our endeavour is to create one platform which showcases the latest trends and technologies in the telecom, IT, broadcast, digital media sectors, bringing the best thought leaders under one roof.”