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24th Convergence India 2016 expo deliberated on affordable broadband for rural India

24th Convergence India 2016 expo came to an end with an overwhelming response from the industry, trade visitors and participating exhibitors
24th Convergence India 2016 expo deliberated on affordable broadband for rural India

The three-day expo witnessed 434 companies from 29 countries around the world showcasing the latest technologies and innovations. Over 125 eminent speakers took the dais to deliberate on the theme “Digital India” – roadmap, opportunities, challenges, infrastructure and investments.

Facilitating the Prime Minister’s vision of making India a digitally empowered economy, the 3rd day of the expo deliberated on affordable broadband for rural India at the 3rd Telecom Summit, powered by Microsoft.

S Chandrasekhar, Group Director, Government affairs & public policy, Microsoft said: “Exhibitions India and convergence India provides a good platform for all telecom and ICT ecosystem to come together and exchange ideas, best practices and the best of technology.”

A presentation on “Internet of Things in Mobile Workforce Management” was given by Venkata Satyadeep Mane, Senior Manager Cyient, India who said: “Technology is an enabler to build smart solutions for rapid growth. Industries in India are therefore aiming to build cutting-edge technology solutions and services that will shape the digital revolution. Accordingly, the Indian ICT marketplace is going to experience substantial shifts in the coming days! In this content, I believe Convergence India is a fantastic platform to share and learn not just technology but various other elements of business solutions.”

Key session on “Opportunities in telecom sector arising from Big Data & Cloud” panellist Lux Rao, Country Leader-Future Cities & CTO-Technology Services, HP, India said: “The promise of Digital India has been successful in capturing the aspirations of a young India and the unbridled optimism is palpable. Smart Cities & Digital India is lending traction to the country’s modernization agenda.”

Speaking regarding Convergence India forum, he said: “Convergence India holds a mirror to the current state of programs & their progress and is a convergence of philosophy, ideas and action. The three-day program packs in an eclectic combination of knowledge & experience sharing, networking opportunities and a deep dive into fast emerging ethos of an empowered nation – Truly Digital, Truly India.”

Prem Behl, Chairman, Exhibitions India Group, said “The exhibitors have received quality visitors and have had a positive response on all three days of the expo. The concurrent conferences were productive with detailed discussions and presentations on ‘Digital India’.”

Landmark sessions at the 3rd of the 24th Convergence India 2016 expo included: 1st SCTE India Awards for Technical Excellence and Innovation in Digital Cable and Broadband, this annual event is an effort towards digital cable and broadband education certification, as a contribution to the industry.

Also, “GSMA India open day 2016” hosted discussion on India’s mobile industry growth trends and forecasts, challenges in this fast changing market, mechanisms being used to ease efforts in monetizing this market and the innovations India will need to deliver a Digital India from industry leaders. 

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