Dr Manmohan Singh to inaugurate India Telecom- 2013

India Telecom- 2013 will be inaugurated by the prime minister of India, Dr Manmohan Singh, on 5th December at Vigyan Bhawan.

The 3-day international Exhibition-cum-Conference is being organized by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) in collaboration with FICCI. The theme of the event this year is foused on ‘Internet of People to Internet of Things – Future of Communications’.

Announcing about India Telecom 2013, MF Farooqui, secretary, DoT said, “India Telecom- 2013’ is being organized to facilitate a close dialogue between the Government, industry and academia on how to achieve the full potential of M2M and new-age communication technologies in India. The conference purpose is to highlight the next generation technologies that will soon transform the world as we see today by creating greater value for all organizations and promote increased economic productivity, besides bringing a new level of convenience to our lives.”

He said that ‘India Telecom’ series was successfully launched in 2006 to showcase the strengths and provide a platform for investors and businesses to collaborate and explore partnerships in the Indian Telecommunication Industry. After completing 7 successful editions, ‘India Telecom’ has today emerged as an important event in the telecom industry.

The conference this year aims to capture key existing as well as emerging subjects pertaining to the industry under its six thematic session’s: Realizing the benefits of M2M, smart cities and the Internet of things; enabling policy framework for next phase of telecom revolution; convergence of network, services & devices: regulatory & policy framework; towards a new digital enablement; smart devices and applications; and power the tower.

For the first time, state governments of Gujarat and Maharashtra partner DoT and FICCI in ‘India Telecom- 2013’ to showcase the incentives offered by states for investment, connectivity to rural areas, new technologies innovative approach in ICT sector, which promises to make available affordable, reliable and secure telecommunication and broadband services.

The event will also witness launch of the report on Indian Telecom Sector covering both macro and micro economic trends of industry. It will also discuss the possibilities emerging from the new world of ‘Internet of Things’.

This year so far 100 delegates and the same number of exhibitors have confirmed for participation. Two countries, Canada and Korea are participating in the exhibition through country pavilions and 14 other countries (France, USA, Japan, Germany, Estonia, etc.) are participating with their industries.

On the sidelines of the event, the Telecom Equipment and Service Export Promotion Council (TEPC) is organizing the 5th Reverse Buyer Seller Meet (RBSM) on 6th December, 2013. With a view to increasing export of telecom equipment and services, TEPC has invited more than 40 buyers from more than 18 countries, like, South Africa, Djibouti, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Tanzania, Philippines, Cambodia, Egypt, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Zambia, Mauritius, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam.

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