The three day event will have 21 sessions which will have themes like "Digital India", "Internet Governance", "Smart Network: The future of networking", "Digital Identity for Digital World", "Women in Tech", "Emerging Technologies in a 5G Future", "Cloud & Virtualization", "Digital Infrastructure towards the Digital Economy" and many others. 5G services, as of now are not commercially operational anywhere in the world, with leading mobile operators across the globe - for example, Verizon in the United States - currently testing the technology that is expected to be rolled out globally by 2020.
The terms of reference for the forum are to evaluate, approve roadmaps and action plans for 5G in India by 2020. Telecom creates four million direct and indirect jobs. "We have the first-rate set of technology leaders and champions".
The government is prepared to intervene to protect the telecom sector, as it has done in the past, such that the sector does not die, telecom minister Manoj Sinha said Wednesday on the side lines of the India Mobile Congress.
The committee will lay down a roadmap for the rollout of 5G technology by 2020. Under the 5G technology, the government aims to deliver about 10,000 megabit per second in urban areas and 1000 Mbps in rural locations.
"Data is the new oxygen, new oil for 1.3 billion Indians".
Ambani is optimistic that India, riding on the back of digital revolution, will grow to a Dollars 7-trillion economy in the next 10 years, from USD 2.5 trillion, and rank among the top three economies in the world.
India Mobile Congress is a dedicated platform for B2B and B2C interaction and developing a network with various experts from the industry. We have to provide ubiquitous access to high-speed data at affordable prices.
Such inhibiting factors would not only impact the competitive structure of the industry but also "adversely hit" the government's revenue collection from the sector.
Meanwhile, Gopal Vitthal, CEO and MD of Bharti Airtel re-iterated that the telecom sector needs large investment, and said in the last two years, investment amount has superseded investments from the last 20 years.
One: We must explore and implement innovative ideas to generate employment, self-employment and income-generation opportunities for millions of Indian youth. The government has already started stakeholders' consultations on the new telecom policy.