|The Conference Calender|
|Internet: Policies and|
|10 December 1998|
|Convergence of Technologies||11 December 1998|
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- Pent-up demand for mobile connectivity from rural communities
- Mobile broadband trends in Apac through 2018-2023
The CommsIndia 98
exhibition has achieved international recognition. It is considered as one of the
important telecom events in the Indian sub-continent. What comes to the credit of this
event is that it continues to increase its exhibitor-base, now extending across four
continents and over 17 countries. Although the inertia in the Indian telecom reforms is
expected to make its deleterious impact on the show, the organizers claim that 80 percent
of the exhibition space has been booked four months prior to the show. Indicating the
"never say die" spirit of many communications companies.
If "convergence" was
the top-of-the-mind theme echoing across the event last year, this year, ISPs are going to
hold centre-stage. The show is scheduled to be held during 9-11 December, at Pragati
Maidan, New Delhi. The event, which is concurrent to BCS India 98, will have both
exhibition and conferences.
CommsIndia was conventionally a
mixture of the big and small companies. This year also, this mix, understandably, will
remain. Some of the major exhibitors are Allen Telecom, Andrew, Ericsson, Ericsson
Hewlett-Packard, Hyundai Electronics, Krone Communications, Morion Stock Corp., RFS
Kabelmetal, Rittal Bir, Stratus Computers, Thuraya Satellite Communications, Siemens, Tata
Lucent Technologies, Telecom Italia, Tektronix Inc., and Tellabs.
and Networking Theme Pavilion
|A major feature of the event, the Internet|
Pavilion, will present a live display of Internet and networking technologies. Leading
commercial organizations in the field will display cutting-edge technologies of
todays corporate world, like E-mail, E-commerce, and EDI, a small fraction of the
huge potential of Internet, specially in the context of developing economies like India.
While Dialogic Corp. will display
products for voice, fax, network interface, and open signal computing platforms,
Globalstar will display its low-earth orbit satellite telecommunication systems that
provide voice, data transmission, messaging, and facsimile services.
Another exhibitor, worth
mentioning, is Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. This is one of the top ranking electronic
companies in China, with a turnover of $386 million.
ICO Global Communications will
exhibit its pocket-sized dual model handsets capable of working on satellite, cellular,
and PCS networks. It will offer its services to surface transport, maritime, and
CommsIndia 98 will be
Iridiums first promotional forum after the launch of its GMPCS on 1 November.
Iridiums stall is expected to evoke good response. Another important company,
Qualcomm Inc., will showcase CDMA, WILL, and portable equipment. Above all, the theme
pavilion on Internet and networking will be the star attraction.
The theme of the conference this
time is "Future Trends in Telecommunications in India". There will be three
sessions in the conference.
The inaugural session will
feature eminent professionals. Distinguished panelists in this interactive session will
include Justice SS Sodhi, chairman, Telecom Regulatory Authority of
India (TRAI); S Rajagopalan, CMD, MTNL; Olof Lundberg, CEO, ICO Global Communications; PS
Saran, member (services), DoT; and TV Ramachandran, executive vice-chairman, COAI.
The advantage of running along
with Cable India 98, likely announcement of ISP policy and the launching of Iridium
services will add to the charm. Hope its positive energy reaches out to the
"great" Indian communications reforms!