INDIA MOBILE CONGRESS’ 2023 (27th October 2023 – Day 1 Inauguration)

India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2023, the largest technological festival with telecom, media, and IoT forum in India and Asia, is being held from 27th to 29th October 2023. It is organized by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI).

The theme of IMC 2023, is ‘Global Digital Innovation, an opportunity for telecom operators/ infrastructure providers, semiconductors, device, drones, 5G equipment designing and manufacturing companies, system integrators and start-ups to display their innovative products and solutions. The goal of IMC is to inspire innovation across various socio-economic sectors like healthcare, energy, agriculture, education, transportation, defence, disaster management, connecting unconnected through N-GSO satellites and more. This event propels India to the forefront of 5G technology implementation.

IMC 2023 is stages India’s largest tech exposition, conference, and demonstrations, boasting intellectual contributions from Industry leaders worldwide. The global tech fest aims to highlight the latest and greatest innovations in the realm of digital technology. Recognizing telecom as a foundation for digital growth of India, the key stakeholders of the industry gathered together at IMC 2023 to promote additional 5G applications, such as drones, enhancing 5G networks, and contributing to the creation of novel public

Inaugurated by Honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the event brought together players across the ICT industry to debate, discuss, disseminate, and demonstrate the endless potential of 5G. The event focused on not only ideating on how to democratize 5G in India but also on how to make India a technology champion, fostering international and regional cooperation, inspiring inclusive & sustainable development, promoting entrepreneurship and innovation, driving foreign and local investments,
amongst others. IMC 2023 highlights cutting-edge technologies like 5G and 6G, as well as delve into the world of Artificial Intelligence, cloud computing, cybersecurity, and robotics, among others. Furthermore, the forum explored challenges and concerns within the tech industry, the promising prospects of green technology, and the ever-pressing issue of cybersecurity.

Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on Friday 27 th October 2023 inaugurated the 7th India Mobile Congress at Pragati Maidan in Delhi. The inauguration session was also attended by Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw, Hon’ble Minister for Communications, Electronics & Information Technology and Railways, Government of India, Shri Devusinh Chauhan, Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications, Shri Neeraj Mittal, Secretary, Department of Telecommunications, along with other government officials. Mr. Akash M. Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Jio, Mr. Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman of Bharti Enterprises, Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman of Aditya Birla Group, also address the inaugural session.

A 2-minute video showcasing India’s innovation capabilities along with the fastest 5G roll-out in the world, the impact of digitalization on the citizen-centric services, including digital payment, and deployment of indigenous 5G stack, was played during the inaugural. Hon’ble Prime Minister also launched 100 5G test labs across various educational institutions in India.

This year’s IMC inauguration attracted over 7600 attendees, apart from Media and other representatives. 3600 students from the NCR region participated in the event. The event had 247 companies, 419 startups, and 1267 foreign delegates across 48 countries. On the first day, after the inaugural session, 46000 visitors experienced the future of technology at the exhibition. 

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  • He also commented on how all aspects of cybersecurity-related threats and security of network infrastructure, as also discussed in the G20, need to be developed in the value chain.

  •  The advancements in technology are helping India transition from the developing nation to a developed nation.

  • Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw, Hon’ble Minister for Communications, Electronics & Information Technology and Railways, Government of India

  •  There has been a remarkable transformation in the Indian telecom sector under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. India's journey from the dark days of the 2G scam to becoming a global telecom technology leader has been nothing short of extraordinary.

  •  ITU world telecom standardization assembly will be hosted by India at Bharat Mandapam, and a 6G test bed will be established in India, ensuring that India leads in 6G technology.

  •  India will inaugurate 100 5G labs, allowing colleges to develop 5G-enabled solutions and products, fostering innovation and growth

  • The world is watching India, adopting its technology, and recognizing it as a telecom tech leader. India is no longer just a consumer; it is now a developer, exporter, and leader in the telecom sector. Startups and founders are creating jobs right here in India.

  • Mr. Akash M Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Industries

  • We at Jio unleashed the fastest rollout of 5G Technology witnessed anywhere in the world, deploying 5G cell every 10 seconds and have deployed 10 lakh 5G cell across all 22 circles of India.

  • Jio alone has contributed to 85% of the overall 5G capacity in country and provided one of the fastest 5G Internet speed. Our 5G tool out is powered by 100 percent in-house 5g stack which is designed, developed and manufactured entirely by Indian talent

  •  India is one of the top three 5G enabled nations. The transformative power of 5G will provide new employment and entrepreneurial opportunities to millions of India.

  • Pledge to unify India through initiatives like GST, digital connectivity, and the Statue of Unity and create a "Digital Statue of Unity" - a virtual replica that will inspire and unite 1.4 billion Indians towards realizing India's dreams.

  • Mr. Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman of Bharti Enterprises

 Highlighted that the two most important pillars of India's progress towards digitization and advancement in technology are:

  1. Digital India - With tools in the hands of the Indian citizens, India could progress by leaps and bounds. The digital infrastructure that India has built can accelerate innovation across the globe.

  2. Make in India – The initiative of Make in India has inspired the entire nation to manufacture. India has picked deep roots to manufacture digital infrastructure. India would be a world leader in the telecom sector.

  •  Airtel has been at the forefront of the telecom ecosystem to support the two pillars

  • Whether it is the World Bank, United Nations, WTO, African Union, European Union, G20, OECD countries, BRICS, they say that the digital infrastructure that India has built can accelerate world economies especially those countries that lack infrastructure

  •  Additionally, Airtel in partnership with ISRO, is set to launch 27 satellites aboard two rockets. Bharti holds the largest stake in this venture, which aims to connect remote areas through satellites deployed in Gujarat

  • Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman of Aditya Birla Group

  • Many countries are eager to adopt India’s path-breaking services. With over 80 crore broadband users, the digital economy is being driven by the telecom sector

  • India's digital ecosystem stands on the brink of unprecedented growth

  •  Over the past years, the Vodafone India team has worked diligently to prepare the core network for the 5G deployment. Vi plans to invest in rolling out 5G networks and expanding 4G coverage in the coming months