New Delhi, January 22 2015: Over 430 companies from 29 countries showcased technology trends in Infotech and communications at the Convergence India show that concluded here today.
Said Akhil Gupta, Vice Chairman, Bharti Enterprises, at the inaugural event: “The Indian ICT sector has entered an exciting growth phase led by the proliferation of digital media and technologies. With over one billion mobile connections, the country’s transformation into a digital economy will be driven by mobile broadband, which will help hundreds of millions of Indians benefit by connecting to the internet. The industry remains committed to the Government’s Digital India vision
Keynote speaker at the Convergence India forum, Pradip Baijal, Former Secretary, Government of India and Former Chairman, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said: “Today’s India and Indians want to be informed and connected 24X7, hence mobile broadband. India has very poor fixed line teledensity and fixed broadband density. Of 7 billion mobiles in the world, 3.5 billion have been converted to mobile broadband. In India, less than 10% of mobiles have been converted to mobile broadband. This needs correction, and I hope the conference will deliberate on this."
Prem Behl, Chairman, Exhibitions India Group said: “Our endeavour is to bring to the forefront an extraordinary platform which is informative, thought provoking and empowers both government and industry stakeholders to meet the challenges of the future.”
Participating exhibitors include: Appear TV, Cisco Systems, Elemental Technologies, Ericsson, NAGRA, RiverSilica, SanDisk India and Telenor, among others, who are using the Convergence India platform to showcase cutting-edge technologies and innovations.
At the session on ‘Digital India- Technologies & applications for citizen services including Rural Broadband’, A.K. Choudhary, Development Commissioner, Sri City, SEZ, Telangana, said: “The source of computing and technology will be driving force for communication revolution. Such innovation and excellence, will not only empower citizens, but also empower India in its mission to become the most developing economy. Broadband technology shall connect business and individuals to the global market place, and the larger economy.”
Pl see Image of the Day feature for glimpses of Indian innovation at the event