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Feb 14, 2015

NewsX hosts Vision 4G LTE Telecom Conclave

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Arm Chair interview with Ravi Shankar Prasad and  Rahul Shivshankar editor-in-chief, NewsX

In a first of its kind initiative, NewsX hosted ‘Vision 4G LTE Telecom Conclave’, presented by Gionee and powered by Uninor, a platform that brought together the Thought Leaders, Government Bodies and Industry Stalwarts from public and private sectors to explore and discuss ideas and strategies to implement 4G LTE in India for the growth of telecom sector and Indian economy. The Vision 4G LTE Telecom Conclave 2015, was held on Saturday, February 14, at Hotel Taj Palace, New Delhi.

Honorable Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad delivered the keynote address, which was followed by his interview, CEO Sessions and presentations by industry experts. The engaging panel discussions covered a range of topics such as leveraging 4G LTE (4G Long Term Evolution) to drive in Robust Business Models; meeting challenges in implementing 4G in India etc.

Among the other dignitaries there were Mr. Sudhir Gupta, Secretary, TRAI; Mr. Rajan S Mathews-DG, COAI; Mr. Vipin Tyagi- Executive Director, C-DOT; Mr. Arvind Bali- Director & CEO, Videocon Telecommunications; Bhupinder Rustagi, Vertical Head- Telecom (India & SAARC), ZyXEL; Mr. Ashish Sharma, Partner, Telecom practice, PWC India; Mr. Arvind Vohra, Country CEO & Managing Director, Gionee; Mr. Shyam P Mardikar, Chief Architechture and Planning, Bharti Airtel Limited; Mr. Umang Das, Chief Mentor, Viom Networks & Director General–TAIPA; Tanveer Mohammad, COO and Vivek Anand, CFO, Uninor.
Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad @ NewsX 4G LTE Telecom Conclave

As part of this initiative, NewsX will also telecast a special series of 3-episodes starting 20th February showcasing the present scenario of the telecom industry, building awareness about 4G LTE, highlighting the concern areas and addressing the challenges with a major focus on the future of 4G LTE in India.

Speaking on the Vision 4G LTE an initiative by NewsX, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Honorable Minister of Communications and Information Technology said, “We recognize the vision of 4G and the worth of LTE technology and believe that it is going to be the next revolution in the telecom sector with a great potential for Indian Economic growth. The Government of India has come up with a lot of initiative like Digital Literacy program, introduced the concept of digital locker and electronic manufacturing is also on our priority. We want to work in a manner keeping consumer satisfaction and the growth of telecom sector in mind. We will ensure that the end user is benefitted and also facilitate all that is required in terms of policy initiative from the Government of India in a fair and transparent manner.”

Opening speech by Deepak Chaurasia, Editor-in-chief, India News

Talking about this initiative, Kartikeya Sharma, Managing Director, iTV Network, said, “In last few years, Indian telecom industry has shown overwhelming growth due to domestic demand, policy initiatives undertaken by the government and admirable efforts by the key players of the industry. Through this initiative this is our endeavor to bring all the stakeholders on the same platform and set a roadmap for the implementation of 4G LTE in expediting the growth momentum and modernization of Telecom sector as well as transforming the Nation’s economy.”

Savvy Dilip, Chief Marketing Officer, iTV Network, said, “This is a pioneering initiative by NewsX that will pave the way for the future of Telecommunications. This path-breaking initiative will help all the stakeholders work towards a common agenda and our channels will provide ample support to leverage this further.”

Watch the special series on Friday, 20th and 27th February @ 6.30PM and a one-hour special on Saturday, 28th February @ 7.00 PM, only on NewsX.


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