Driving innovative usage of ICT, CommunicAsia2014 and EnterpriseIT2014, industry’s preferred information and communication technology business exposition in Asia, will return to Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands from 17 to 20 June 2014. This transformational edition of CommunicAsia and EnterpriseIT will see some of industry’s most prominent movers and shakers, including from India, converging at the event to discuss latest industry trends related to mobility and connectivity.
Social media, big data analytics and CYOD (Choose Your Own Device) have been cited in various industry reports as some of the key trends to watch in 2014 . These trends are fuelled by a steep increase in consumption of data and entertainment on mobile devices, with mobile data traffic in Asia Pacific expected to exceed the rest of the world by 2017.
End-users now seek reliable and seamless services on the go; and the industry is responding with a proliferation of cutting-edge solutions such as business analytics, cloud services, social TV, and second/multi screens that help consumers stay connected in an evolving digital world. Visitors will not only get to experience the convergence of technologies, they will also get to unlock new business pathways with access to networking with major global industry players.
ICT Boom in India
According to a report by Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and IMRB International , India has become world’s second-largest online community after China with 213 million Internet users since December 2013, and 243 million by June 2014. India’s total IT industry’s (including hardware) share in the global market stands at seven per cent; the IT segment at four per cent, and the ITeS space takes up a two per cent. India’s IT and BPO sector exports are expected to grow by 12-14 per cent in FY14 to touch US$84 billion – US$ 87 billion, according to Nasscom .
CommunicAsia2014 and EnterpriseIT2014: Where Mobility and Connectivity Take Centre Stage
CommunicAsia2014 together with EnterpriseIT2014 will demonstrate how various technologies connect people, enterprises and cities with three new thematic clusters – NXT Cities, NXT Enterprises and NXT Connected Services. Visitors will get to observe and understand how big data, business analytics, cloud services, embedded technology, sensor networks, RFID, GPS, M2M, mobility, security and wireless networking can help companies, from a wide spectrum of market sectors such as education, banking & finance, healthcare, hospitality, retail and utilities sectors, deliver a better way to live and do business.
• NXT Cities – focuses on technologies that enable the progression towards a truly connected city
• NXT Enterprises – spotlight on services that are designed to improve business operations, including business analytics and cloud services
• NXT Connected Services – demonstrates the enormous potential for a personalised experience to stay connected at anytime, anywhere with any devices
Advinno, Agilent, AppearTV, BIMAR, Eltek, FaceMe, Iridium, KORE Wireless, Nete2Asia, PCCW Global, Siemens, ST Electronics, Tata Communications, Toshiba, Verimatrix and Viaccess-Orca are just some of many key market leaders whom have confirmed their participation. Other independent exhibitors include Airwatch, Dell, Panasonic Toughbook, SingTel Satellite, Technicolor and more.
A part of CommunicAsia2014, SatComm2014 will return to provide a strategic base for the global satellite community to showcase the latest satellite communications and turnkey solutions that meets the critical needs of Asia’s entire mobile ecosystem, and also the enterprise and government sectors as well. Confirmed exhibitors include APT Satellite, Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS), Asia Satellite Telecommunications (AsiaSat), China Satellite Communications, Inmarsat, Intelsat, MEASAT, SES and THAICOM.
An opportunity for Indian exhibitors to highlight new offerings
Last year, more than 51,000 attendees from 100 different countries/regions came to CommunicAsia and EnterpriseIT, including nearly 1,500 industry professionals from India – from Bharti Aircel, Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Frost & Sullivan, Graphic India, Loop Telecom, Reliance Globalcom, Tata Communications, Tirumala Seven Hills, Wifi Networks and many others.
Sharing his views, on TEPC’s efforts to gather a host of Indian ICT companies in a pavilion at CommunicAsia2014, R K Pathak, Secretary, Telecom Equipment & Services Export Promotion Council (TEPC) said, “CommunicAsia presents an opportunity for us (Indian companies) to showcase our know-how on technology and developments. It is an established platform where best minds meet to discuss what is trending in the industry. IT and telecom are the backbones of the Indian economy and any exchange of knowledge will further build on our reputation as a technology powerhouse.” This is TEPC’s fifth consecutive participation at CommunicAsia.
Speaking about this year’s event, Agnes Leung, Assistant Project Director (Communications Events) from event organiser Singapore Exhibition Services, said, “The event has seen an enthusiastic participation from the Indian business community in the last so many years. India is a recognised name on the global map and possesses superior knowledge in technical developments. We believe CommunicAsia is one such platform to build synergy with rest of Asia and take back home vital information for all business purpose.”
Indian group exhibitors, aside from TEPC, include: Adishwar Tele-Networks, Clixxo, Cohesive Technologies, Dyotis, Ganges, IndusNet, Inventum, JunoTele, Linkwell, Micromax, NeoSoft, -Telecommunications Consultants India, Teramatrix, Tirubaa, Voxvalley Technologies, Wifi-Soft Solutions and many more. Individual exhibitors include Imergy Power Systems, Exset BV, Himachal Futuristic, JMA, Navigators Software, Tata Communications, among others.