Themed as ‘Connecting India’, 23rd Convergence India 2015 Expo, South Asia’s largest platform for telecom, broadcast and digital media, came to an end.
The last day of the event witnessed two landmark summits which happened on the third day – 2nd annual Telecom Summit and 2nd annual FTTH council Asia pacific summit. During the 2nd Annual Telecom Summit, R.K. Bahuguna, CMD, Rail Tel, said, “Wi-fi is the 4G for rural India and easy technology and cheaper technology is what we are looking for.”
S Chandrasekhar, Group Director, Government Affairs and public policy, Microsoft, shared during the 2nd Annual Telecom Summit, “There are two challenges – Physical access and affordability for rural India which we need to address”.
The expo, inaugurated by Ravi Shankar Prasad, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, also witnessed the presence of various leading industry experts like Manoj Kohli, Managing Director, Bharti Enterprise, Umang Das, Chief Mentor, Viom Networks Ltd. Etc and had sessions on the topics like “Green Telecom in Digital India”, “OTT- Transforming the future of TV”, “Digital India”, “Internet for all” etc.
Speaking at the forum, B.M Baveja, Scientist G & Group Coordinator, Department of Electronics & IT, Ministry of Communication & IT said, “Proliferation of broadband to rural masses is needed and this technology can be further exploited for the vision of Digital India to come into light.”