Latest news from India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2019

Several telecom equipment makers have demonstrated their latest products and solutions at the India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2019 in Delhi on October 15, the second day of India’s largest telecom event.
India Mobile Congress 2019 inauguration

Vodafone Idea and Nokia

Vodafone Idea Business Services announced its partnership with Nokia to launch software-defined networking in a wide area network (SD-WAN) services for start-ups and enterprises in India.


Himachal Futuristic Communications (HFCL) has displayed its products and solutions under the brand IO including Access Points (APs), Unlicensed Band Radios (UBRs), Wireless LAN Controller (WLC), Element Management System (EMS) and Cloud Network Management System (CNMS) at IMC 2019.

HFCL also showcased its tri-radio 4X4:4 Outdoor Access Point compliant to the latest Wi-Fi standard Wi-Fi 6 with integrated/external antennae (ion12/ion12e) option.

Huawei India

Huawei India showcased 5G powered solutions for industry segments such as smart city, airport and education. Huawei also introduced the enterprise grade Wi-Fi 6, powered by Huawei 5G. Huawei demonstrated some of its solutions and use cases for multiple vertical sectors relating to smart cities, transportation, education and smart campus solutions at IMC 2019.

Sterlite Technologies

Sterlite Technologies (STL) has launched Stellar Fibre solution that will guarantee better data transfer, negligible data loss even with high fibre bends, and compatibility with all fibres in use today.

STL launched MantraPODS, a programmable open disaggregated solution for networking. FTTx MANTRA is a FTTx-as-a-service solution that enables easy roll-out of Fibre-to-the-Point (FTTx) networks.

STL unveiled its second generation of Hyperscale Network Modernisation solution – LEAD 360o 2.0 which comes with features like robotics cable blowing and AI bots and accelerates the deployment of smarter networks of tomorrow.


Infinera, a networking solutions provider, showcased its products and solutions at the India Mobile Congress event.


VVDN is demonstrating 5G fronthaul termination solution based on Xilinx FPGA. The solution is O-RAN 7-2x compliant split up transporter over eCPRI. Each fronthaul can support up to 8 layer uncompressed IQ data. Each layer is 100 MHz bandwidth.  This allows telcos to leverage the bandwidth of the fronthaul making it as catalyst, which would help, build robust 5G network infrastructure.

VVDN is showcasing its Vermeo card which is a dual FPGA solution architecture: RFSoc and MPSoc. The Vermeo Card is targeted for Telco Application.

VVDN and Xilinx are showcasing L1 Solution for 5G small cell using Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC with integrated DFE and L1 stack in the same device. The solution will support 4T4R making it ideal for small cell deployment. The solution is targeted to accelerate operator’s time to market for 5G Small Cell solution.

Whale Cloud Technology

Whale Cloud, a subsidiary company of Alibaba Group, has unveiled 5G Operation Map at this year’s India Mobile Congress 2019.

Whale Cloud has developed the 5G Operation Map to guide telecom operators to better operate the 5G network and business, speed up the returns of 5G investments, and improve core competence.

The 5G Operation Map is designed to support operators in different stages of the 5G network deployment. The map contains four key capabilities required for successful 5G monetization.


Nokia has joined hands with Wipro to jointly develop 5G use cases at its Bengaluru  R&D center to help operators maximize their investments in 5G.

The collaboration will explore technical and operational feasibility of use cases, such as AR/VR-based immersive learning experience, as well as drone-based applications for agriculture, public safety energy and utilities, using real-time network analytics, lifecycle operation management and edge computing.

Several enterprise use cases, tested by Wipro in a live 5G network at Nokia’s Bengaluru lab, are being showcased at India Mobile Congress 2019.