After debuting successfully in 2017, India will probably host its second India Mobile Congress (IMC) between October 25-27 at the national capital, Communications Minister Manoj Sinha said on Friday.
“The India Mobile Congress 2018, hosted by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), is a wonderful platform for policymakers, industry and regulators to take part in meaningful deliberations to drive the long-run direction of the important sector. In 2010, we are likewise honoured by the clear presence of our friends from ASEAN and BIMSTEC that’ll lend an international connection to the exchanges,” Sinha said while addressing the curtain raiser ceremony of IMC.
The IMC expects that more than 200,000 professionals from the telecom industry, encompassing the 5G, startup ecosystem, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Smart Cities, and allied industry sectors will attend India Mobile Congress 2018, the minister said.
The exhibition would feature more than 1,300 exhibitors.
“We firmly feel that the India Mobile Congress platform will undoubtedly be instrumental in driving this, by bringing together all stakeholders in the Telecommunications and IT ecosystem and providing the proper forum for deliberations on the road forward in connectivity solutions,” she added.
“With more than 1.2 billion subscribers, mobile now connects the complete of India. It is fuelling innovation, revolutionising industries and spurring exciting new opportunities, across both developed and developing markets,” said Rajan S Mathews, Director General, Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI).