The Indian Mobile Congress 2018 – which has over 300 exhibitors, 5000 CXOs, 190 global speakers, and over 1 million visitors gracing the event – is off to grand start at the Aerocity, New Delhi. India’s Telecom Secretary and Chairman of Telecom Commission has confirmed that the National Frequency Allocation Plan 2018 is expected at IMC 2018. Also, Major announcements on Reliance Jio and 5G is being expected at the event.
Aruna Sundararajan said in the opening speech that 5G development in the country will be handled by three government departments. India is also the fastest growing telecom market in the world making 5G a very viable option in the country along with AI, smart cities, IoT and others. “The IMC aims to provide a platform to come together to chart the future roadmap of 5G,” said Ms Sundarajan.
All eyes are as of now, however, on the announcements expected to be made by Mukesh Ambani who owns Reliance Jio. Reliance Jio is expected to showcase a live demo on its 5G services at the IMC 2018. “Reliance Jio is expected to showcase live demo of 5G services at the India Mobile Congress in Aerocity and simultaneously at IIT Delhi and Reliance Corporate Park in Navi Mumbai,” tweeted Sanjay Bafna.
DrYoungky Kim, President and Head of Samsung Networks too spoke at the event. “I have seen the power of technology and was part of some of the transformations tech has brought about. Biggest asset of India’s transformation is smartphone and the internet,” he said.
Mukesh Ambani has declared at the IMC 2018 that by 2020, India will be a fully 4G country, ready for 5G. “Never before has India witnessed such an explosion of entrepreneurs. By 2020, India will be a fully 4G country, ready for 5G: Mukesh Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Industries Limited, at India Mobile Congress 2018.
The Reliance magnate also said that India is now the country with the highest amount of mobile data usage in the world. “I am personally excited about the promise and prospect of bringing the digital revolution to India’s villages, to the agricultural community and our rural enterprises,” he added.