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To promote the opportunities in Indian telecom sector and attract further FDI into the sector

NEW DELHI, INDIA: To facilitate a close dialog between the government, industry and academia on how to achieve the full potential of M2M and new-age communication technologies in India, "India Telecom'' this year will focus on the theme of ‘Internet of People to Internet of Things - Future of Communications'.

The three-day conference and exhibition starts on December 5 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi and will be inaugurated by the prime minister Manmohan Singh. A ‘Roundtable of CEOs and Captains of the Telecom Industry', to be chaired by minister of communications and IT, Kapil Sibal, on the day of inauguration.

‘India Telecom' series was successfully launched in 2006 to showcase the strengths and provide a platform for investors and businesses to collaborate and explore partnerships in the Indian Telecommunication Industry. The conference purpose is to highlight the next generation technologies that will soon transform the world as we see today by creating greater value for all organizations and promote increased economic productivity.

For the first time ever, state governments will partner DoT and FICCI in ‘India Telecom- 2013'. Gujarat and Maharashtra are participating as partner states to showcase the incentives offered by states for investment in the ICT sector, to make available affordable, reliable and secure telecommunication and broadband services.

The event will also have the launch of the report on Indian telecom sector covering both macro and micro economic trends of industry. It will also discuss the possibilities emerging from the new world of ‘Internet of Things'.

This year so far 100 Delegates and the same number of exhibitors have confirmed for participation. Two countries, Canada and Korea are participating in the exhibition through country pavilions and 14 other countries (France, USA, Japan, Germany, Estonia, etc.) are participating with their industries.

The exhibition will showcase multitude of latest solutions and technologies from operators (Wireless/ Wire-line), service providers (Internet/ Long Distance/ Managed/ Satellite/ VAS), infrastructure providers and manufacturers (Network/Equipment and Technology), device and handset manufacturers, content and entertainment providers, Green Telecom/Renewable Energy, Power solution providers, accessory manufacturers, test and measurement manufacturers, security (Information/Network).

On the sidelines of the event, the Telecom Equipment and Service Export Promotion Council (TEPC) is organizing the fifth Reverse Buyer Seller Meet (RBSM) on December 6. With a view to increasing export of telecom equipment and services, TEPC has invited more than 40 buyers from more than 18 countries, like, South Africa, Djibouti, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Tanzania, Philippines, Cambodia, Egypt, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Zambia, Mauritius, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam etc. to participate.

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