Introduction of mobile power in the hands has brought a
great transformation. The mobile phone based system has made information
retrieval virtually instant. A mobile internet revolution is just what India is
Keeping this in mind, this year, the theme of India
Telecom 2011, which is in its sixth year, will focus on m-powering India. Some
of the topics of the Conference and special focus in the Exhibition will be
broadband, green telecom, 3G and BWA proliferation in India, telecom innovations
in the Indian market, India as a manufacturing hub, solar power, managed
services and outsourcing, value-added services, power solution management,
number portability and mobile financial services in India.
Two new mobile applications will be launched at the event
by Kapil Sibal, Union Minister of Communications and Information Technology,
along with two other ministers of state, Sachin Pilot and Milind Deora.
-Digital Mandi’, which has been developed by BSNL in collaboration with IIT
Kanpur, will help in effective dissemination of mandi rates of different
crops, in approximately 3000 agricultural produce markets, to the Indian
The other application developed at IIT Bombay is an
Intelligent Mobile Social Networking Platform (MSNP) similar to Facebook or
Orkut, based completely on mobile phones. It enables service providers with an
effective framework to develop personalized applications and send targeted
messages to users in the network based on their preferences such as demographic
profile or interests.
Addressing the India Telecom 2011 Curtain Raiser
ceremony, Sachin Pilot, the Minister of State for Communications & IT said
that any technological revolution that has ever happened in the history has a
meaning only when it has been responsive to the human needs. He underlined the
great potential of the telecom revolution to bring in a sea change in the
quality of life by enabling delivery of quality health care and education while
also enduring the financial inclusion. He highlighted that the new technology
will usher in an era which will bridge the traditional social divides by
demolishing geographical, cultural and linguistic barriers.
Speaking on the occasion, Kapil Sibal cautioned private
telecom operators against -selective use of the proposed National Optical Fibre
Network for pushing their own products’ and emphasised the need for using the
network for societal good. Sibal alluded to the inherent dangers that
technology can spawn such as undermining individual privacy and security of the
nation. In this context, he called for devising systems that minimise such
pitfalls and creating quality content in the language understood by the
consumer. The Minister further said that it is technology with innovation in
its application to suit human needs that brings revolution in society.
Innovations have now made it possible to deliver VAS in the field of education,
healthcare, agriculture, and more, through hand-held devices, thus providing
empowerment through mobile phones i.e. -m-powering’.
The highlights of India Telecom 2011 will be CEOs Round
Table Conference with Union Minister of Communications & Information
Technology, Open House on Regulatory and Policy issues, Thematic Conference
Sessions & Technical Seminars, Group Country Pavilions from Sweden, Canada,
China, Taiwan, France, and Belgium, Theme Pavilion on Wimax, Dect Forum India,
TEPC and TCOE Pavilion on New Innovative Technologies, Unparallel business
opportunities for Service Providers, Equipment Suppliers, Component
Manufacturers, Hardware and Software Solution Providers, Structured Buyer
Seller Meet organized by TEPC, Business Delegation from various countries with
senior telecom leaders, Global Business Meet by COAI, Golf Tournament hosted by
India Telecom Cup by AUSPI, World Premiere & Media Conferences by member
participants and TCOE Awards for Excellence.
Addressing the gathering, Secretary for Telecom & IT,
R Chandrashekhar expressed confidence that Indian entrepreneurs, executives and
innovators of the telecommunication industry will support the government
initiatives to truly achieve inclusive transformation of the country.
Milind Deora, the Minister of State for Communications
& IT said that the real challenge is to turn a rapidly growing sector of
our economy into a true social force – one that helps bridge educational,
economic and social divides. By fully tapping the potential that technology
offers us, we must ensure that no Indian gets left behind. Poverty and
inequality can be reduced, if not alleviated if we make a collective and
conscious effort to bridge the digital divide towards inclusive growth.
India Telecom 2011 is to be jointly organised by the
Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications & IT, and
FICCI. It will be held in the national capital from December 7-9, 2011.
By Telecomlead.com Team