Digital India, Rural Connectivity and Wi-Fi Steal Limelight During Convergence India 2015

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Themed as ‘Connecting India’, 23rd Convergence India 2015 Expo, largest South Asian platform for Telecom, Broadcast and Digital Media, came to an end today with an overwhelming response from the industry, trade visitors and participating exhibitors.

The last day of the Convergence India 2015 Expo was a remarkable opportunity for many visitors to experience latest technologies, knowledge sharing sessions and views shared by some of the key global leaders. The expo also witnessed two landmark summits which happened on the third day – 2nd annual Telecom Summit and 2nd annual FTTH council Asia pacific summit.

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During the 2nd Annual Telecom Summit R.K. Bahuguna, CMD, Rail Tel said “Wifi is the 4G for rural India and easy technology and cheaper technology is what we are looking for.”

S Chandrasekhar, Group Director, Government Affairs and public policy, Microsoft shared during the 2nd Annual Telecom Summit, “There are two challenges – Physical access and affordability for rural India which we need to address”.

The expo, inaugurated by the Hon’ble Minister Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, also witnessed various thought provoking conferences by leading industry experts like Manoj Kohli, Managing Director, Bharti Enterprise, Umang Das, Chief Mentor, Viom Networks Ltd. Etc and had interesting sessions on the topics like “Green Telecom in Digital India”, “OTT- Transforming the future of TV”, “Digital India”, “Internet for all” etc.

Speaking at the forum, B.M Baveja, Scientist G & Group Coordinator, Department of Electronics & IT, Ministry of Communication & IT said, “Proliferation of broadband to rural masses is needed and this technology can be further exploited for the vision of Digital India to come into light.”

During these three days, a huge number of visitors came to the 23rd Convergence India 2015 Expo and attracted over 400 companies and their CEO’s from countries like Australia, Canada, China, Japan, UAE, UK, USA, etc. to name a few, showcasing the latest trends and technologies in broadband, telecom, cable, satellite, digital India, cloud computing, VAS, LTE Networks etc. by some of the renowned brand names like Sony, HP, Broadcom, ABOX42, Ambrane, Ericsson etc.

Prem Behl, Chairman, Exhibitions India Group, said “We are pleased to receive quality trade visitors and eminent speakers at our forum. We will continue to work on improving and contributing to the Indian ICT industry, and aim to increase the level of the show with each passing year.”