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FTTH organizes its second edition of India Summit 2018 in Mumbai

The second edition of FTTH India Summit 2018 has been held in Mumbai. The summit witnessed participation from over 400 participants, comprising of industry leaders, policy- makers, innovators, regulators, technology providers, manufacturers and partners across the Indian telecom sector. Organised by FTTH Conference Committee and Bharat Exhibitions, the event has been sponsored by marquee industry leaders lead by BSNL, Reliance Jio, GAIL (India) and Sterlite Tech. The event being held a couple of days following the announcement of the new National Digital Communications Policy 2018 – that lays a strong foundation for government’s push towards high speed connectivity for all Indians by 2022.

 

T.V. Ramachandran, President, Broadband India Forum & Chairman, FTTH India Conference Committee, says, “In the past couple of years, India has perhaps witnessed one of the fastest rates of growth in the world when it comes to connectivity. The internet revolution in the recent years was led by mobile-led broadband. However, for India to truly make its mark in the digital arena globally, has to unleash the power of fibre connectivity. The Indian internet 2.0 revolution will be led by the fibre optics network – and it is the right time galvanize the focus and intellect of the industry as a whole to set sight on the future.”

 

The Summit has been addressed by eminent speakers including N. Sivasailam, Special Secretary, Department of Telecommunications; Sunil K. Gupta, Secretary, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India; Anuj Jain, President – Jio GigaFiber Business, Reliance Jio; K. S. Rao, CEO, Telecom Services Business, Sterlite Tech; and A.K. Jana, Chief Executive Officer, GAIL Gas.

 

N. Sivasailam, Special Secretary, Department of Telecommunications, says, “Connectivity in India is set to witness an orbital shift. The Government’s vision to provide 50 mbps universal broadband connectivity to each Indian and 10 gbps connectivity to each gram panchayat by 2022 will be built on fibre optic cable networks given its ability to handle volume and speed with uncompromising security. While the Government will leave no stone unturned in achieving its vision, the same will not be possible without sustained support from all quarters of industry."

 

Sunil K. Gupta, Secretary, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, comments, “Fibre optics led connectivity ushers a new era for Indian consumers across segments – having the potential to emerge as a great disruptor towards convenience and efficiency. With the announcement of new telecom policy, the Government of India has defined its vision to lead the country into a new era of connectivity. This vision will be built on fibre optic cables."

 

A.K. Jana, Chief Executive Officer, GAIL Gas, says “India is on course to emerge as a smart nation, owing to its thrust to create smart infrastructure in terms of cities, connectivity and basic amenities. In fact, given the scale of the vision, it would be safe to say that fibre to the home technology resembles an idea whose time has indeed arrived. As the ecosystem of connectivity solutions broaden in terms of applications, usage and adoption – there is going to be a paradigm shift in the volume of data being consumed."

 

FTTH India Summit 2018 has been sponsored by Bharat Sanchar Nigam, Reliance Jio, Gail India, Sterlite Telecom, Savitri Telecom Services, Viavi Solutions, R&M, Lepton Software, MTNL, Molex, PDR Videotronics and Keith Electronics. The event is supported by Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Electronics & IT, Government of India, COAI and TAIPA and the Knowledge Partner is Broadband India Forum.

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