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Delhi to host rural broadband technologies summit


16 January 2015

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Convergence India expo brings together to promote broadband Technologies and fulfill the dream of "Adarsh Gram"


 

New Delhi: In continuance to the success of the First Edition of the Telecom Summit conducted in 2014 at the Convergence India expo, TCOE India is bringing forth the Second Edition of the Summit on 23rd January 2015, during Convergence India Expo at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. 

23rd edition of Convergence India expo is set to bring together the best minds in the ICT, media and entertainment ecosystem under one roof.

The theme for this edition would be “Rural Broadband Technologies and Applications for Citizens services”. This year, we are bringing together the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DeitY) on a common platform, with an objective to identify key applications, major challenges and optimum technology requirements for implementation of broadband in rural India. The summit shall see an elite panel of a mix of Policy Makers, Industry and Academia comprising of Rita Teaotia, Special Secretary (DoT), Aruna Sundararajan, Administrator (USOF), Dr. Rajendra Kumar, Joint Secretary (E-Gov.) DEiTY, A. N. Rai, CMD, BSNL and  Prashant Shukla, NTO, Microsoft India, among others. 

In our effort to provide a platform for government departments, industry and academia to share their views and roadmap for connecting rural India, we intend to contribute through TCOEs’ research capability in fulfilling the Narendra Modi’s dream of "Adarsh Gram". The event assumes significance following the commissioning of India’s first hi-speed rural broadband network in Kerala's tribal Idukki district on 12th January 2015, ushering in a new era of Digital India. Discussions shall take place on how rural broadband would open up new avenues of growth in rural areas.

 
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