India, bigger at CommunicAsia this year

18th June 2010
India, bigger at CommunicAsia this year
Two country pavilions from India at Asia's premier tech showcase

The just-concluded CommunicAsia, the continent’s biggest annual technology show in Singapore, saw increased presence from this year, with the participation of new companies Digilink , Matrix Telecom, Microtex Energy, Sai InfoSystems, Shilpi Cable, Su-Kam Power Systems, TeleDNACommunications and Web Spiders.

Su-Kam promoted its range of solar powered solutions for the telecom industry; while Digilink, the entity demerged from D-Link India last year, showcased a full line up of its structured cabling solutions.

Two group pavilions from India were present this year: The first led by regular participant, Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC), with exhibitors Angler Technologies India ( offshore software development), Birla Ericsson Optical ( fibre optic cables, CSG Networks)( RF and telecom ), Neureol Technologies ( remore monitoring; energy management), Secure Matrix India ( security audit consulting)), SISRB Technologies( messaging technologies, Svarn Telecom and Toshniwal Enterprises Controls( telecom engineering). Newcomer SISRB showed its free SMS solution

The second group was the new entrant, Telecom Equipment and Services Export Promotion Council (TEPC) with exhibitors Bhansali Cables & Conductors ( data cables) , Coral Telecom ( PBX/GSM gateways), MakSat Coral( wireless ISP networks, radio links), Roxtec India ( cable and pipe seals), and Tejas Networks, carrier grade communications specialist and the largest telecom exporter in India.

“2010 should be the year of the “fixed mobile converged platforms”, suggested Pradnyil Usgaonkar, Senior Vice President of Coral Telecom, “ India’s market size is expected to with many customers owning a dual SIM phone. It will open up yet another set of opportunities by frequency reuse, and enhanced usage”.

Away from the official pavilions, India ingenuity was on display here and there – like the cool tool for accessing all one’s files on any PC platform anywhere, showcased by Singapore-based iTwin ( see our Image of the Day story alongside

Among India's IT biggies, Wipro  in the person of  Enterprise Mobility Consultant Purushottam Darshankar, was seen   demonstrating its  neat solution for mobile based  insurance claims  processing and administration, to many interested  delegates.

While the event was a revelation for many visitors --that India was also a significant hardware manufacturer in telecom, not just a software leader -- the presence of Indian exhibitors was still small in comparison to the size of the industry back home. Things were better than last year – but the promise and potential of the Indian IT and telecom industry was still inadequately represented.
Singapore, June 18 2010