Minister of Telecommunication Shri Manoj Sinha launched the India Mobile Congress 2017 (IMC 2017), the country’s first and biggest ever, platform to bring together all stakeholders from Telecom, Internet & Mobility ecosystem along with ICT players, app developers, innovators and start-ups.
COAI along with K and D Communications Limited through India Mobile Congress, has addressed a long standing need which was felt especially in South Asia for a platform, which brings the entire ecosystem together and addresses issues which are more pertinent to this part of the world. With over a billion connections the Industry in India achieved a transformative milestone. The idea to locate an International event par excellence in India is both timely and well placed. The world is now looking at affordable access and seamless connectivity for voice and data and with over 25-50 billion connected devices by 2020 , the future is truly here.
The three-day IMC will be held on 27-29 September 2017, at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi and will see participation of government bodies, Telecom Service Providers (TSPs), handset manufacturers, Internet giants, ISPs, Global technology players, AI & VR companies, Mobility leaders, Academia, Start-ups and app providers.
While, announcing the schedule of the event and releasing its logo, Shri Sinha said, “The India Mobile Congress will be the biggest event of the telecom industry and it will bring together all stakeholders from the industry and government on a common platform. It will be an exciting opportunity for all involved to explore and achieve new heights in the world of Information and Communication Technology. It is a proud moment for all of us and I am sure no stone will be left unturned to ensure the success of this mega event. Government of India congratulates COAI, K and D Communications Limited and the industry and assures its full support for the event. This is a huge step forward towards realising the Hon. Prime Minister’s vision of a fully connected and digitally empowered India.”
IMC 2017 will bring together the global mobile industry, showcase exciting new products & innovation and share the India story, bringing the world to Delhi.
He further mentioned that the need for such a mega event was long felt and it will play a big role in taking the Indian telecom industry to the international arena and provide the right platform for development of ideas and new technology. The COAI along with K and D Communication is organising this event to create a world class experience, environment and state-of-the-art platform for the event.
Speaking on the occasion, Rajan S. Mathews, Director General, COAI said, “COAI along with K and D Communications Limited is working to create a world class environment for this event. India Mobile Congress will be the marquee event of India. We hope that the deliberations will inform global policy and over the years all stakeholders will look forward to this event for launches and release of new technologies. The Government of India along with the Department of Telecommunication are supporting this as an annual, recurring event, just like the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. India has a huge market and apart from that, South-East Asia has immense potential.”
Terming it as a “mega event” of the Indian telecom industry, he added, “The annual show will see participation of major players in communications sector from different parts of the world.”
India is on the cusp of a digital revolution and the telecom industry is the backbone to usher in this new era of communication and connectivity which will lie in the palm of the consumer’s hand. The proliferation of data will enable the spread of financial services and improve access to education governance and health services. The India Mobile Congress brings the best of Mobile, Internet and Technology and is certain to be a must visit event on global calendars.