The day two of the India Mobile Congress 2019, South Asia’s biggest and the most significant Mobile, Internet, and Technology event, themed “Imagine a new connected world: Intelligent, Immersive and Inventive” concluded with the IMC Digital Communications Awards. Nine of the IMC awards were sponsored by ZTE and three IMC & Aegis Graham Bell Awards.
Anshu Prakash, Chairman, Digital Communications Commission and Secretary (T) Department of Telecom, Government of India and Rajan Mathews, Director General, COAI graced the occasion.
The awards were given to the companies for their exemplary contribution to the sector and recognized the best of the best in the ICT and TMT sectors. The highlight of the night was the state of Andhra Pradesh, which won the IMC Digital Communications award for “State with Best 4G/ Broadband network coverage.
The second category for IMC Awards is the Smart Cities Project with the most innovative technology adoption. Smart solutions deployed in Prayagraj during Kumbh Mela emerged as the winner. Other winners included Mavenir, for Most Innovative Approach to Network Security, 1mg Technologies Pvt Ltd, for Best Mobile Innovation for Health; Red Hat for Best open source solution for the telecom industry; Tanla Solutions Limited for Most innovative use of block chain across industry; Manak Waste Management Private Limited (Cashify) for Most Innovative App; Simpa Energy India Pvt. Ltd for Most Innovative IOT project; Mavenir for Most Innovative Network Transformation.
As part of this year’s award ceremony, three winners of the 10th Aegis Graham Bell awards in the Telecom and Mobile categories, were also felicitated at IMC. Ramboll India secured the award ‘Telecom Infrastructure’ category for their innovation ‘Hybrid Telecom Tower’, Bharti Infratel bagged the award in ‘Smart city solution’ category for their innovation ‘Bhopal Smart City’ and C-DOT won an award in ‘Innovative telecom product’ category for their innovation ‘C-SAT-FI’.
Aegis Graham Bell awards were given out by the Aegis School of Data Science, Cyber Security & Telecom, and decided by a select jury of key innovators and veterans with aim of promoting innovators and innovations in Information & Communication Technology (ICT) domain and as a tribute to the father of telephony, Alexander Graham Bell.
Sharing his views on the award ceremony and the contribution by the winners, Rajan S Mathews, Director General, COAI, said, “Every year, we accolade the best businesses, innovations and institutions through these highly coveted awards. India, as a country is fast moving towards disruptive and transformational change and there is a need to recognise the contributions in driving India’s journey towards becoming one of the world’s major digital economy, with technological advancements at its very underbelly.”
IMC 2019, jointly organised by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and COAI for the third time in India, has gone beyond everyone’s expectations in showcasing India’s prowess in digital communications segment and the futuristic technology innovations that will shape India’s future.
The three-day event being held at Aerocity, New Delhi, has received unprecedented response with participation from some of the world’s biggest technology companies as well as humongous interest from the industry and other visitors.
Over 250 startups showcased their innovation in front of 150 international buyers and also pitched their products to global experts for investments.