New Delhi, May 31: India is set to host an international mega-event ‘India Mobile Congress 2017’ which will provide the biggest platform to bring all the stakeholders from the telecom industry. The three-day international event will be held from 27th to 29th September 2017 which will bring together all stakeholders including government bodies, Telecom Service Providers (TSPs), telecom equipment manufacturers, handset manufacturers and app providers.
The aim of the mega event is to bring the global mobile industry, showcase exciting new products & innovation and share the India story, bringing the world to Delhi. This mega event will be held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. However, it is country’s first and biggest platform to bring together all stakeholders from the domain of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and take the Indian telecom industry at par with its international counterparts.
The event is being organized by Department of Telecommunications along with Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) and other stakeholders. Besides the stalwarts of the Indian telecom industry, the event will also see the participation of various top-notch international players who would be exploring avenues for investment in the country.
While announcing the schedule of the event and releasing its logo, Communication Minister Manoj 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.”
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 at the international arena and provide the right platform for the development of ideas and new technology.
Terming it as a “mega event” of the Indian telecom industry, Additional Secretary, Telecom, N Sivasailam said, “The annual show will showcase latest innovations in telecom sector not just from India but also from different parts of the world.”
Notably, India is on the cusp of a digital revolution and the telecom industry is gradually evolving from a pure voice market to a mix of voice and data services. The proliferation of data will enable the spread of financial services and improves access to education governance and health services. With the Government's favourable regulation policies and 4G services hitting the market, the Indian telecommunication sector is expected to witness a fast growth in the coming years.