December 9 2020: Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered inaugural address at the virtual India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2020 yesterday, through video conference. The theme for IMC 2020 is "Inclusive Innovation - Smart, Secure, Sustainable”. It aims to promote ‘AatmaNirbhar Bharat’, ‘Digital Inclusivity’, and ‘Sustainable development, entrepreneurship & innovation’. It also aims to drive foreign and local investments, encourage R&D in the telecom and emerging technology sectors.
The Prime Minister gave a call to work together to make India a global hub for telecom equipment, design, development and manufacturing. He cautioned, due to technological upgradation, we have a culture of replacing handsets and gadgets frequently. He asked the delegates to ponder whether the industry can form a task-force to think of a better way of handling the electronic waste and create a circular economy. He urged to work together to ensure a timely roll-out of 5G to leapfrog into the future and empower millions of Indians.
Mr Modi lauded the delegates from the telecom sector that the world was functional despite the pandemic due to their innovation and efforts. He added that due to their efforts that a son was connected with his mother in a different city, a student learnt from his teacher without being in the classroom, a patient consulted his doctor from his home and a trader connected with a consumer/ from a different geography.
The inaugural session was followed by a sitting on Industry 4.0 – Smart Workspaces and Industries, the Automation Way. The session was moderated by Sushant Rabra from KPMG India and witnessed participation from Industry giants viz. Nokia Enterprise, Cisco System Inc., Dell EMC, Ericsson, Altran Technologies, Red Hat, Trumind software systems, Ciena India, KPMG India and Bharti Airtel Limited.
This was followed by a CTO Conclave Networks of tomorrow-Transforming network for 5G enablement. The session saw participation from organizations like Dell Technologies, Ribbon Communications, Ericsson, KPMG Asia Pacific, Red Hat Inc., Nokia India, Bharti Airtel Limited, Reliance JioInfocomm, Vodafone Idea Ltd., STL Facebook, Ityukt Digital Solutions.
Comments Parag Naik, Co-Founder and CEO, Saankhya Labs: “The Prime Minister stated that it is an opportune time to take the leap and make India a global hub of telecom equipment, design & manufacturing. As India is poised to become a global leader in 5G technology, it is crucial to focus on driving foreign and local investments, thereby encouraging Research and Development in the telecom and emerging technologies space. This year’s India Mobile Congress - South Asia’s biggest digital technologies platform, is in sync with PM Modi’s vision of making India AtmaNirbhar and truly digital through the development of innovative technology solutions. In line with this, we at Saankhya Labs have exhibited our 5GNR and 5G Broadcast solutions at the India Mobile Congress, as we believe that developing India’s capabilities in the 5G telecom space is vital.
Telecom networks are the new digital highways and Saankhya Labs has been at the forefront of developing Open RAN based cognitive scalable 5G RAN solutions which includes Multi-Band Remote Radio Units with advanced analytics capabilities and an Open DU platform with multi-vendor support. Additionally, we have also developed a patented 5G broadcast solution that is based on the convergence of Broadcast and Broadband, which will be a game changer in delivering high quality video and other broadcast content cost effectively to the end consumer.”