India will be hosting an international level Indian Mobile Congress (IMC) event later this year.
The project is the brainchild of the Department of Telecom (DoT), the Ministry of Electronics and IT and Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI).
“There is a Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and an edition in Shanghai. There is nothing in between for Southeast Asia. India is emerging as one of the global leaders in telecom which we will also showcase in the Indian Mobile Congress," COAI Director General Rajan S Mathews told reporters.
Major players including Facebook, Huawei, Ericsson, Cisco and others are expected to participate in the IMC. Trade ministers from Britain, Sweden and other foreign government officials are also expected to hold discussions with the Indian telecommunications ministry delegates and ink inter-governmental pacts at the Indian Mobile Congress.