New Delhi, April 17, 2018: Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha on Friday said India is at the cusp of a tectonic shift in human history with the advent of futuristic technologies, such as 5G and IoT.
Addressing the curtain raiser ceremony of the 2nd edition of India Mobile Congress here Mr Sinha said India is gearing up to embrace this new digital future with focus on 5G readiness and the facilitation of new technology adoption across sectors.
“We firmly believe that the India Mobile Congress platform will be instrumental in driving this, by bringing together all stakeholders in the Telecommunications and IT ecosystem and providing the right forum for deliberations on the way forward in connectivity solutions ”he said.
Highlighting the importance of this mega event, Mr Sinha said it is an excellent platform for policy makers, industry and regulators to engage in meaningful deliberations to drive the future direction of this important sector.
“This year, we will also be honoured by the presence of our friends from ASEAN and BIMSTEC which will lend a global connect to our exchanges,” He said.
India Mobile Congress is one of the biggest marquee Mobile, Internet and Technology events in Asia, organized jointly by Department of Telecommunications, and Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI).
Telecom Commission Chairperson &, Department of Telecommunications Secretary Ms. Aruna Sundararajan also underlined the importance of the event and said the new telecom policy was in an advance stage of deliberations and was likely to be rolled out in coming months.
The India Mobile Congress (IMC) announced the initial details of the India Mobile Congress 2018, including exhibitors, sponsors, programmes and activities planned for the annual mobile industry event. Under the theme “New Digital Horizons: Connect. Create. Innovate.”
India Mobile Congress will be held from 25th to 27th October 2018, at Aerocity, here with a slew of parallel events taking place at the same venue.
The IMC expects that more than 200,000 professionals from the Telecom industry, encompassing the 5G, start-up ecosystem, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Smart Cities, and allied industry sectors will attend India Mobile Congress 2018.