Hype, Ripe and Wipe for Telecom in 2018

By: Faisal Kawoosa, General Manager- Research & Consulting, CyberMedia The Voice and Data, Telecom Leadership Forum (TLF) is a flagship forum of the telecom fraternity in India where focus is all about finding strategic way forward for the sector. Every year industry champions and leaders speak out their minds and debate with the ecosystem to steer the industry and draw a roadmap of inclusive growth for the industry.

Telecom Leadership Forum 2017: A Star-studded Day for India Telecom

The much-awaited Telecom Leadership Forum 2017 saw the bigwigs of the telecom industry coming together and opening up their hearts and minds on the theme of the event–‘Digital Telecom for Digital India’.
In his address, Trai Chairman RS Sharma threw light on the importance of regulatory environment as India strides towards a Digital economy. He stressed on the fact that 3rd generation of regulations is technology and data driven and so a conducive environment is required for Digital India to happen

During the recently concluded Voice&Data’s 17th annual meeting of the telecom ecosystem on 14th December, 2017, a lot of deliberations took place around Digital Telecom and how it is becoming the backbone for Digital India. Today, the telecom industry is recognized as the backbone of the country in many ways and is going to play a key role in the coming years. There is a lot of pressure on this sector due to the promises made by the government and the regulators. There are changing demands and users expectation due to Digital India initiatives taken by the government.

Albeit, targeting the consumer remains the key always, but the initial business development takes place with enterprise business. Take the case of Internet, the foundation of Internet was in the B2B space and latter it moved to consumers.

Though there’s too much hype around 5G, but what actually is required for 5G deployment in India. Why are we talking about 5G when we are not yet done with 4G? Well, these are some of the questions which generally pop up whenever we talk of 5G.
In the recently held Telecom Leadership Forum, Abhay Savargaonkar, Group CTO, Bharti Airtel, explained that 5G is basically pillared around three big things: ultra fast broadband, ultra low latency and AI and analytics, that is all about machine learning.

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