The 7th Edition of Indian Mobile Congress (IMC) 2023, the largest telecom, media and technology forum in Asia, jointly organized by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), concluded today after 3 days of engaging sessions on ICT, electronics and Cyber. The final day of India Mobile Congress 2023 witnessed participation from industry leaders with key focus on Meeting India’s Telecommunications needs, Network Evolution beyond 5G, Standardization for 6G, 6G RAN and Devices, Applications and Digitization, Evolution of AI, Future of Networks etc.
Industry leaders said on last day of India Mobile Congress 2023.
Lt. Gen. Dr. S.P. Kochhar, DG COAI said, “The end goal of operators, government and all stakeholders is to provide the best services to the Citizens across the length and breadth of the country in the most affordable manner. Today we realize how crucial networks are as we, during COVID, understood how important network connectivity was. Today, the ever-growing heightened use of data has put a lot of pressure on Telecom companies, and this is a global trend. We have seen many companies fold up globally, and in India, we can’t let the mammoth investments of the TSPs go to waste. In a price sensitive market like India, it is not desired to increase prices for the customers, but to truly reap the benefits of 5G like slicing, etc., networks must be sound.
Sankaranarayanan Viswanathan, Vice President and CTO business Solutions, TCS, said, “5G is not merely a technological advancement; it’s a metaphor for the convergence of multiple technologies ushering in the next wave of transformation. Making technology real for our customers is our biggest challenge. Far and in between, customers have struggled to make the transition to 5G use cases because they understand the problems existing in their landscape. There are significant logistical challengers which exist for our customers and we have to appreciate the same. The first big transformation we are witnessing is IoT, which is happening on scale owing to the reduced compute cost. Secondly, people require analytics and AI to drive real time decision-making, which is followed by edge capabilities. Gen AI is also driving a variety of innovative use cases but we must remember the people aspect behind technology. There needs to be an interplay between customers and technology solutions to ensure optimal outcomes.”
Sanjeev Bikhchandani, Founder and Executive Vice Chairman, Info Edge, said, “The company is currently working on 14 big and small projects under Gen AI. It sees a shift towards employment area in the future and believes that Indian digital infrastructure is going to the next level. The company believes that the aspiration to be an entrepreneur has been a change in India and that startups are the central pillar of India’s growth, which the government of India has recognised this. We believe that the focus should be on the customer more than an investor and that luck plays a very important role in the founder’s life. The best way to preserve your reputation is to be honest with everyone.”
A number of academics and start-ups also showcased a spectrum of use cases which cantered around the use of IoT, AI, Drones, AR &VR, etc. These uses expanded in a variety of fields which majorly included, agriculture, healthcare, telemedicine, climate prediction and detection, problem resolution, green and conservative technology to conservative future, creative and innovative ideas to expand network in unreachable areas. These were some of the many homegrown ideas which our youth presented in spectacular and simplistic manner proving the future of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’.