Convergence India: Take Digital India to rural areas, say experts

NEW DELHI: Leading experts from the telecom, broadcast and digital media industry stressed the need for Digital India to reach rural areas.


Taking part in various sessions at the 23rd Convergence India 2015 Expo on its second day, the experts also stressed the need for green telecom.


Over 120 senior executives exchanged views on topics namely, Green Telecom in Digital India, TV white space & it’s utility for mobile services, M2M Adoption, OTT- Transforming the future of TV and TV Vas—Drive for growth of Digital TV.


Speaking at the forum, Communications and Information Technology Scientist G & Group Coordinator, Department of Electronics & IT BM Baveja said, “Proliferation of broadband to rural masses is needed and this technology can be further exploited for the vision of Digital India to come into light.”


One of the path breaking sessions of the day was the “CEO’s Power Panel” themed as “Next Gen Television: Reshaping content with new solutions for multiscreen content delivery and interactive experiences.”  


Appear TV CEO Carl Walter Holst said, “One of the great challenges that is present in the multi-screen world is that you really have to send all of the signals at the same time in different formats.”


Exhibitions India Group chairman Prem Behl, which has organized the expo, said, “Convergence India 2015 expo will aid in knowledge sharing, trend forecasting, business development setting the future roadmap for a Digital India.”


The 2015 exhibition has attracted over 400 companies and their CEOs from 30 countries including Australia, Canada, China, Japan, Norway, Singapore, South Korea, UAE, UK, USA, to name a few showcasing the latest trends and technologies in broadband, telecom, cable, satellite, digital India, cloud computing, VAS, LTE Networks etc. Over 15,000 trade visitors are expected to visit the expo over 3 days.  


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