Second Edition of Annual 4.5G & 5G Innovation Summit concludes on a successful note
Mumbai, April 17, 2017: Second Edition of Annual 4.5G & 5G Innovation Summit, an international Conference cum exhibition has concluded on a highly successful note. The summit was organized by Nexgen Conferences, one of India’s leading conferences & B2B event organizers. The day-long summit was held at ITC Maratha in Mumbai.
The overriding theme of the Summit was to promote thought provoking keynote sessions, panel discussions and workshops, wherein key telecom industry professionals, stakeholders, thought leaders, analysts and users would be able to effectively participate and address the future of next wireless upgrade beyond LTE or 4G. It successfully served as a knowledge-exchange platform where both the attendees and speakers felt equally empowered in terms of gaining more impactful insights into the exciting world of ICT innovations and developments.
Addressing the audience, Radhey Shyam Sarda, Director – Wireless, Huawei Telecom, said, “In order to best meet the rising demands of Indian consumers for high-speed data transmission, we are leveraging key technologies such as massive MIMO, massive carrier aggregation, and advanced level of modulation. Apart from that, fiber penetration to the towers is one of the areas that we are paying attention to and that is the way forward when we are having the evolution of 4G to 5G.”
Addressing key concerns of Indian telecom industry, Vivek Bhargava, Director – Product Marketing, Oracle said, “5G roadmap in India is dealing with a number of challenges including financial stress, high debt burden, inadequate investments in building and modernizing infrastructure, so and so forth. Launching advanced LTE network for Indian consumers would require considerable amount of time, capital investments and combined efforts from the entire telecom ecosystem.”
Gartner estimates 20.8 billion internet enabled devices by 2020 – up from just 6.4 billion in 2016.
In order to match patch with the rest of the world in the adoption of 2G, 3G and 4G technologies, the Indian government wants the country to be an early adopter of 5G, which is expected to be commercially rolled out by 2020.
The day-long summit provided a highly interactive platform for over 30 CXO level speakers and various niche exhibitors from well-known organizations of the telecom industry to embrace the supporting network technologies such as MIMO, Digital Signal Processing, Cognitive Radio, and latest innovations. The exhibition area further allowed attendees to benefit from latest products and services offered by industry experts while exploring great business networking opportunities.
The summit was sponsored by well-known organizations such as Huawei, Oracle Communications, Juniper Networks, Infinera, Rosenberger, Nexus, and Deloitte and supported by 3GPP, TSDSI, and Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI).