Facilitating the Prime Minister’s vision of transforming India into a digitally empowered economy, the 24th edition of South Asia’s Largest ICT, Broadcast and Digital Media expo has organized at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from January 20 -22.
The event inaugurated by Akhil Gupta, Vice Chairman, Bharti Enterprises said, “The Indian ICT sector has entered an exciting growth phase led by the proliferation of digital media and technologies. With over one billion mobile connections, the country’s transformation into a digital economy will be driven by mobile broadband, which will help hundreds of millions of Indians benefit by connecting to the internet. The industry remains committed to the Government’s Digital India vision and I wish the organizers and participants at Convergence India 2016, a successful event.”
Kiran Karnik, Chairman, CII National Committee on Telecom & Broadband, India who was moderating the inaugural conference session on ‘Digital India’ said. “I am delighted that Convergence India has organized a session on Digital India, the panelist comprised of eminent names who bought a unique and different perspective on the various issues involved. The result was an excellent session which provided many insights and useful suggestions.”
Keynote speaker at the Convergence India forum, Pradip Baijal, Former Secretary, Government of India and Former Chairman, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)said, “Today’s India and Indians want to be informed and connected 24X7, hence mobile broadband. India has very poor fixed line teledensity and fixed broadband density. Of 7 billion mobiles in the world, 3.5 billion have been converted to mobile broadband. In India, less than 10% of mobiles have been converted to mobile broadband. This needs correction, and I hope the conference will deliberate on this.”
Prem Behl, Chairman, Exhibitions India Group said,“Our endeavor is to bring to the forefront an extraordinary platform which is informative, thought provoking and empowers both government and industry stakeholders to meet the challenges of the future.”
Participating exhibitors included Appear TV, Cisco Systems, Elemental Technologies, Ericsson, NAGRA, RiverSilica, SanDisk India and Telenor, among others, who are using the Convergence India platform to showcase cutting-edge technologies and innovations.