The Mobile Association event to focus on 5G, manufacturing, testing

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The Mobile Association (TMA), Indian mobile industry body, will conduct a one-day event on Monday, 18 June 2018 at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

TMA represents over 200 mobile device brands and manufacturers from across the world who are currently catering to India’s 1 billion plus mobile subscribers.

The Mobile Device Summit 2018 will feature sessions on four themes – Make in India Version 2.0, Preparing for the 5G Device Ecosystem, Testing Compliances in the New Regime and Mobile Device Security in the Connected World.

Each session is designed as a panel discussion to do a ‘deep dive’ into the key themes impacting the mobile device ecosystem – resolving policy anomalies, simplifying and streamlining the approvals regime, rationalising tariffs and removing infrastructure bottlenecks.

“With the rise of digital technologies and innovations in the mobile sector Make in India has become one of the largest start-up incubation experiments in the world,” said Bhawna Kumari, president of The Mobile Association.

“This event will see participation from start-up mobile device brands to global behemoths. Mobile brands with investments in India, and those who are planning to invest in India are expected to join this summit and learn what the government has to offer,” said Bhupesh Raseen, chairman, Mobile Advisory Committee, TMA.

With Telecom Service Providers (TSPs) running trials as a precursor to commercial launch of 5G services, an equal emphasis needs to be placed on ensuring adequate availability of 5G-enabled smart mobile devices.

N. Sivasailam, special secretary, Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Government of India will be the guest of honour at the event on the phone industry and is slated to speak on the theme “Harmonising Growth of Mobile Devices in India.”

Chutintorn Gongsakdi, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand in India and John Joseph, member – Budget, Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) will attend as special invitees.