India to host its first mobile congress in September

The three-day event of Indian Mobile Congress will be held at Pragati Maidan starting 27 September with special focus on South East Asian markets


People in the ongoing Mobile World Congress In Barcelona. Photo: Reuters
People in the ongoing Mobile World Congress In Barcelona. Photo: Reuters

Barcelona: India will organise its first mobile congress in September with a special focus on reaching out to the South East Asian markets.

“There is Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and an edition in Shanghai. There is nothing in between for South East Asia. India is emerging as one of the global leaders in telecom which we will also showcase in the Indian Mobile Congress,” Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) director general Rajan S. Mathews told PTI.

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He said that the department of telecom and the ministry of electronics and IT have laid their emphasis on Indian Mobile Congress and COAI will drive it. The GSM Association, which organises annual global event of Mobile World Congress (MWC) here, has agreed to associate with the three-day event that will be held at Pragati Maidan starting 27 September, he said.

Mathews said he along with Indian government delegation had held discussion with British and Swedish trade ministers for their engagement in IMC. “We have held meeting with official representatives of other governments as well,” Mathews said.

He said that all Indian mobile operators, Facebook, Huawei, Ericsson, Cisco etc are likely to participate in the mobile congress. “We have asked other Indian business association to come together and be part of it. The event will focus on knowledge sharing, exhibition, start ups, skill development and all pillars of Digital India including Make in India,” Mathews said.

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