India will organize its Mobile World Congress popularly known as MWC in September this year. This decision came after the MWC 2017 which was recently concluded in Barcelona from 27 February – 2nd March. The decision has been taken by the Cellular Operators Association of India, the reason behind this is, MWC held in Barcelona had very little to offer to the South East Asian Markets.
“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,” 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.
“The GSM Association, which organises annual global event of Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, has agreed to associate with the three-day event that will be held at Pragati Maidan starting September 27” he said.
Taling about the companies which are likely to take part in the event, COAI Director General Rajan S Mathews told that all the Mobile Operators functioning in India and the companies like Facebook, Cisco, Ericson and Huawei are also most likely to participate in the event.
“We have asked other Indian business association to come together and be part of it. The event will focus on knowledge sharing, exhibition, startups, skill development and all pillars of Digital India including Make in India” Rajan S Mathews said.
This event is a very big opportunity for the Indian audience to see all the technology being launched in India. This event’s success depends on the participation from the companies and the response from the Indian audience and it is expected to be a huge hit.