According to recent statement from director of COAI, Indian Mobile Congress can start somewhere in Q4 of this year. Currently GSMA holds MWC, which is the largest annual exhibition and conference dedicated to the mobile industry event, in barcelona every year.
“There is Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and an edition in Shanghai. There is nothing in between for South East Asia. India is emerging as one of the global leaders in telecom which we will also showcase in the Indian Mobile Congress. We have asked other Indian business association to come together and be part of it. The event will focus on knowledge sharing, exhibition, start ups, skill development and all pillars of Digital India including Make in India.” COAI Director General Rajan S Mathews told PTI.
He said that the Department of Telecom and the Ministry of Electronics and IT have laid their emphasis on Indian Mobile Congress and Cellular Operators Association of India will drive it. Mathews said he along with Indian government delegation had held discussion with British and Swedish Trade Ministers for their engagement in IMC. He added that they have held meeting with official representatives of other governments as well.
In this event all Indian mobile operators, Facebook, Huawei, Ericsson, Cisco etc are likely to participate in the mobile congress. We hope that everything goes by as planned and this event takes place. It would be great opportunity for India to be a center of attraction in tech world.