~ Showcases the future of 4G LTE Networks in Indian Telecom industry in the presence of industry thought leaders, business leaders and policymakers
‘LTE Innovation Summit 2016’ an international conference cum exhibition concluded on a successful note at the Lalit hotel in Mumbai. The summit was organized by Nexgen Conferences, one of India’s leading conferences & B2B event organizer.
LTE Innovation Summit 2016 received overwhelming response from the industry, trade visitors and participating exhibitors. The Summit hosted more than 250 industry professionals which include industry thought leaders, business leaders and policymakers. LTE Innovation Summit is the largest event devoted to the needs of telecom professionals, which brought together the industry’s most innovative leaders to discuss the hottest trends and technologies impacting 4G LTE Services in the country.
The day-long summit started with an inaugural session where the topic was “4G LTE – Network Operator’s Progress and Perspectives on 4G Development for the future”. Speakers of the inaugural session included Shyam Mardikar, Chief – Strategy, Architecture & Engg. Airtel; Vikram Tiwathia, Dy. Director General, COAI; Radhey Shyam Sarda, Solutions Director – Wireless, Huawei; Anil Tandan, Chief Technology Officer, Idea Cellular;. Gulshan Khurana, Joint President & CTO, Reliance Comms.; Aditya Chaudhuri, Sr. MD – Comms. & Telecom, Accenture; Ajit Garg, VP & Head of Network Operations, Telenor India; Siddhartha Roy, CEO, Hungama Mobile.
Anil Tandan, Chief Technology Officer, Idea Cellular said, “A summit like this would definitely benefit all of us which provides an excellent platform for all the telecom professionals to come together and exchange ideas. 4G LTE is a very important subject since there is spurt in the number of smartphones in India in the recent past which has led to an increase in demand for the improvement of connectivity and services. Immediate requirement to boost overall connectivity and 4G network across the country was the need for Backhaul.”
According to Radhey Shyam Sarda, Solutions Director – Wireless, Huawei, “As the operators are launching the 4G based networks in the country, the demand for high-bandwidth communication like video streaming is going to be much higher. 4G network infrastructure market opportunity will also grow to a great extent.”
The topic for second session was “4G Success in India – Smart Networks, Smart Devices, Smart Services & Smart Consumers”. This session was chaired by Udit Bajpayi, Regional CTO-North & Sr. Vice President, Reliance Jio. Other speakers included Srishty Raj Koul, Expert – Core Networks, Huawei India; Pankaj Kitchlu, Service Provider Systems Engg, Juniper Network; Lalit Agrawal, Sales Head – India & South Asia, Empirix; Vipin Pande, Product Marketing Manager, Anritsu; JP Singh Sahdev, Global Head – Solutions, Sterlite Technologies; Ramiro Nobre, VP Business Development & Solutions Engineering – LATAM/APAC, Accedian Networks.
Addressing the audience, Udit Bajpayi, Regional CTO-North & Sr. Vice President said, “With the 4G and LTE enabled networks available, the consumption of video on demand and video calling is going to increase. Availability of the spectrum and pricing of the spectrum is an issue for the Indian telecom operators. So, availability has to increase in terms of availability of the MHz of the spectrum for the telecom operators and pricing of the spectrum also needs to be reduced.”
The last session of the summit was on the topic-‘Monetizing 4G and Generating New Revenue Streams’ which was moderated by Jalaj Choudhri, VP – Network Planning, Reliance Comms. Other speakers of the session included Sachin Verma, Product Manager Mobile Service, PaloAlto; Denis NG, Director, Mktg. & Infra Solutions, Rosenberger; Soman Venugopal Sr. Manager, Cisco Systems; Paramjit Puri, Director – India Wireless Broadband Alliance; Nikhil Shah, Director – India Broadband Forum.
This session was followed by an interactive session with well-known ethical hacker and CEO of TAC Security Trishneet Arora. Trishneet is an Indian author, a cyber security expert, an ethical hacker and entrepreneur.
According to Anjani Kumar Singh, CEO, Nexgen Conferences, “We are delighted to receive the participation from so many quality speakers, exhibitors and quality trade visitors during the LTE Innovation Summit 2016. We are hopeful that next year the summit would be much bigger and better.”
Huawei Telecommunications was the principal sponsor of LTE Innovation Summit 2016. Other organizations, which supported and sponsored the summit includes Accedian, Rosenberger, Paloalto Networks, Anritsu, Empirix, Telrad, Fortinet, Ingram Micro, Viavi, Accenture, Juniper Networks, COAI, Broadband Forum and Wireless Broadband Alliance.