Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 7th Edition of the India Mobile Congress at Bharat Mandapam, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. This prestigious event brought together leading figures from the telecommunications industry to showcase cutting-edge technologies, discuss vital issues, and promote innovation. Here are the highlights of this significant event:
Reliance Jio’s Space Fibre and Jio Bharat Device
During the event, Akash Ambani introduced Reliance Jio’s groundbreaking initiative – Space Fibre, India’s first satellite-based giga fibre service capable of delivering internet speeds of up to 1 Gbps. This innovation is set to transform high-speed broadband services in previously inaccessible areas of India. Furthermore, the Jio Bharat device, offering 4G services, was on display at the Jio pavilion.
Bharti Enterprises’ Technological Showcase
At the Mobile Congress, Bharti Enterprises showcased the “future of innovation” with technologies like 5G Plus, AI-enabled tech, and other digital infrastructure solutions. These advancements are set to revolutionize the telecommunications landscape in India.
The ‘100 5G Use Case Labs’ Initiative
During the event, Prime Minister Modi conferred awards upon 100 ‘5G Use Case Labs’ established in educational institutions across India as part of the ‘100 5G Labs initiative.’ This initiative focuses on developing 5G applications tailored to India’s unique requirements and global demands.
Fostering Innovation Across Sectors
This initiative encourages innovation across various sectors, including education, agriculture, healthcare, power, and transportation. By doing so, it propels India to the forefront of 5G technology utilization. Additionally, it plays a crucial role in preparing India’s academic and start-up ecosystem for the upcoming 6G era, contributing significantly to the development of indigenous telecom technology vital for national security.
Asia’s Largest Telecom, Media, and Technology Forum
The India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2023, scheduled from October 27 to 29, is Asia’s largest telecom, media, and technology forum. It serves as a platform to showcase India’s remarkable advancements in telecommunications and technology, make significant announcements, and offer startups the opportunity to showcase innovative products and solutions.
Theme: ‘Global Digital Innovation’
Under the theme ‘Global Digital Innovation,’ IMC 2023 aims to reinforce India’s position as a developer, manufacturer, and exporter of cutting-edge technologies. This includes 5G, 6G, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and critical discussions on issues related to the semiconductor industry, green technology, and cybersecurity.
Introducing the ‘Aspire’ Startup Program
This year, IMC introduces a startup program called ‘Aspire‘ to facilitate connections between startups, investors, and established businesses. The program promotes fresh entrepreneurial initiatives and collaborations, fostering an environment of innovation and growth.
Expectations for IMC 2023
The event is expected to host over one lakh participants from 22 countries, including approximately 5,000 CEO-level delegates, 230 exhibitors, 400 startups, and various stakeholders. IMC 2023 promises to be a hub of innovation and collaboration, propelling India to the forefront of the global telecommunications and technology landscape.