CES 2012 to create history: What about India Telecom and Convergence India?

By Telecom Lead Team: With more than
100 products introduced at the CES event, the Consumer Electronics Association
(CEA) announces that the 2012 International CES will be the association’s
second largest show in history.

India has two major telecom events –
Convergence India and India Telecom. Both the events never attracted major
telecom equipment vendors to launch any significant products. Due to
infrastructure issues, people from other cities do not show much interest to
network with attendees at these events hosted in Delhi.

Telecom industry associations and
the government should be pro-active in asking telecom vendors to introduce
their new products in India, the second largest telecom market.

If more CEOs of these companies are
going to attend Convergence India 2012, it will further boost telecom
investments in the country. For that, Indian telecom ministry should be
actively involved in the preparations of major events. Telecom minister Kapil
Sibal and his team should have more responsibilities than delivering keynotes
at these events.

Over 300
companies participated in India Telecom 2011 to garner awareness and forge new
partnerships with buyers from abroad. These include companies such as
Aircel, Alphion India, Alvarion, Bharti Airtel,
BSNL, CDOT, Delta Power, Ericsson, Escorts, ITI Limited, MTNL, NEC, Orckit –
Corrigent, Philips, Reliance Communications Limited, Selvon Instruments, Shyam
Telecom/Vihaan Networks, Siemens Gigaset, Space Telelink, TCIL,
Tulip Telecom, Vodafone, ZTE and others.

Statistics available about CES 2012
is stunning. The 1.851 million net square feet of show floor will open to more
than 2,700 companies to debut the next generation of innovative products across
all sectors of the consumer electronics industry. The 2011 show welcomed
149,529 technology attendees and spanned more than 1.6 million net square feet
of exhibit space. The largest CES was in 2008, with a record-breaking 1.857
million net square feet of exhibit space.

In addition to the 2,700 exhibitors
at this year’s show, every major tech company, including Apple, Facebook,
Twitter, HP and Dell, is sending significant delegations to CES, the world’s
largest consumer technology tradeshow.

CEA expects this year’s CES will be
the most innovative show on record, with more than 20,000 new products slated
to be announced this week.

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