DoT Announced India Mobile Congress IMC-2018 To Be Held From Oct 25
The second edition of IMC will be held in between October 25-27, 2018 at the national capital, Communications Minister Manoj Sinha said.
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Government of India has announced the schedule for India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2018, the second edition of IMC will be held in between October 25-27, 2018 at the national capital, Communications Minister Manoj Sinha said on Friday.
After hosting the first edition of IMC successfully in 2017, the DoT is all set for this year’s mobile and technology event. The IMC 2018 event will resemble the Mobile World Congress and will see the presence of big players from mobile and telecom industry.
New Digital Horizons, the second edition of India Mobile Congress, 2018 gets even bigger! Have a look at the official teaser! #IndiaMobileCongress18 https://t.co/IfkeoECtHE@DoT_India @ConnectCOAI @_DigitalIndia
— IMC 2018 (@exploreIMC) April 14, 2018
“The India Mobile Congress 2018, hosted by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), is an excellent platform for policy makers, industry and regulators to engage in meaningful deliberations to drive the future direction of this important sector. This year, we will also be honoured by the presence of our friends from ASEAN and BIMSTEC which will lend a global connect to our exchanges,” said Mr. Sinha at the curtain raiser ceremony.
IMC 2018 teaser has also been released by the DoT.
The IMC 2018 expects more than 200,000 professionals from the telecom industry focusing on 5G, startup ecosystem, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Smart Cities, and other allied industry sectors. The exhibition would also feature more than 1,300 exhibitors.
COAI also congratulated team IMC and Rajan Mathews ( DIRECTOR GENERAL – COAI) for creating a perfect platform for exchanging ideas, collaborating and finding unique solutions as IMC (Indian mobile congress)
"I would like to congratulate team @exploreIMC and @DGCOAI for creating a perfect platform for exchanging ideas, collaborating and finding unique solutions."~ @manojsinhabjp #IMC2018 #IndiaMobileCongress18 #NewDigitalHorizons pic.twitter.com/XJcaXakFHD
— COAI (@ConnectCOAI) April 13, 2018
Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan, said, “We are at the cusp of a tectonic shift in human history with the advent of futuristic technologies such as 5G and IoT. India is gearing up to embrace this new digital future with our focus on 5G readiness and the facilitation of new technology adoption across sectors.”
Just like the IMC 2017, the internet and technology event will be organized by COAI (Cellular Operators Association of India), an association of mobile service providers in India. “With more than 1.2 billion subscribers, mobile now connects the whole of India. It is fueling innovation, revolutionizing industries and spurring exciting new opportunities, across both developed and developing markets,” said Rajan S Mathews, Director General, COAI.
The first edition of IMC was held in September 2017. The event was attended by around 2,000 delegates, 100 exhibitors, and 100 start-ups. The three-day event had 21 sessions based on themes like ‘Digital India’, ‘Smart Network: The future of networking’, ‘Emerging Technologies in a 5G Future’ among many others.
There would be lot of new technology introduction which we can expect from IMC-2018 as given in the IMC website as below-