Just as we saw the end of MWC 2017 in Barcelona comes this news: the first Indian Mobile Congress is due to take place in September.
Indian Mobile Congress
The main focus of the event will be on reaching out to the South East Asian markets.
“There is Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and an edition in Shanghai,” said COAI Director General Rajan S. Mathews. “There is nothing in between for South East Asia. India is emerging as one of the global leaders in telecoms, which we will also showcase in the Indian Mobile Congress.”
The GSM Association, organiser of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as well as Shanghai, has agreed to associate itself with the event, which will be held on September 27-29 at Pragati Maidan, Delhi.
Mathews said the Department of Telecom and Ministry of Electronics and IT have laid their emphasis on Indian Mobile Congress and that the Cellular Operators Association of India will drive it. He added that he along with an Indian government delegation had held discussions with British and Swedish trade ministers for their involvement in the Indian Mobile Congress.
Discussions have also taken place with all Indian mobile operators as well as the likes of Facebook, Huawei, Ericsson and Cisco, who will probably participate in the event.
The exhibition will focus on knowledge-sharing, start-ups, skill development and most aspects of the Digital India goal, including Make In India.