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National Telecom Summit 2013
 
  • Union Minister for HRD Communications & IT and Law & Justice Mr. Kapil Sibal said today that a combination of liberal M&A and FDI policies will facilitate the required investments, and spur renewed activity in the telecommunication sector.

    Speaking at the CII National Telecom Summit 2013, organized in partnership with Department of Telecommunications, the minister remarked that “industry and government need to empower the common man through affordable services, data and devices”. He also stressed on the urgent need to establish an indigenous fab facility in the country. 
  • Mr. M.F. Farooqui, Chairman Telecom Commission and Secretary, DoT reiterated the Government’s resolve to collaboratively address all constraining issues with the industry, through dialog. “We are also hoping to issue M&A guidelines within the next two months and Unified Guidelines in next few days”, he added.
  • Dr. Rahul Khullar, Chairman TRAI was forthright in his views on problems facing the industry. He also emphasized on the critical need to use telecom infrastructure for public service in the fields of disaster management, financial inclusion and digital transactions, in the long term.
  • Building further on expected data growth, Mr. Kiran Karnik, Chairman, CII National Committee on Telecom & Broadband said that future possibilities will be opened up by broadband, leading to widespread impact in the fields of education, health, financial inclusion, skills and training and thanked DoT for creating Joint Working Group on Broadband on CII request. This is chaired by Mr Kiran Karnik with Co-chairman Ms Rita Teotia, Additional Secretary, DoT.
  • Kicking off the session, Mr. Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General CII, welcomed the FDI move and the expected M&A regulations, and emphasized that prompt implementation of NTP 2012 will being the sector back on track.
  • Mr. Kapil Sibal also released an A.T. Kearney – CII white paper on “Serving India’s Digital Consumer”, on the occasion. Mr. Mohit Rana, Partner, A.T. Kearney said that delivering to expectations of the 600 million ‘digital customers’ in 2020 will require operators to develop new capabilities and ecosystem partnerships. The government needs to provide adequate spectrum at market relevant prices, which will bring back capital investments in the sector.
  • The summit with theme “Building communications: Accelerating development” was attended by representatives from government, leaders from the Indian telecom, IT and electronics industry including Samsung, Qualcomm, EMC2, ATC, BSNL and NEC, and focused on growth opportunities in telecom business and necessary imperatives to carve out a sustainable growth roadmap.
 
Description

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), in partnership with Department of Telecommunications,  organized the annual summit titled “National Telecom Summit 2013” on 2nd August 2013 at New Delhi. The theme of the Summit was ‘Building Communications: Accelerating Development’.

 

The Summit was chaired by Mr Kiran Karnik, Chairman, CII National Committee on Telecom & Broadband. Mr Kapil Sibal, Minister for Communications and Information Technology and Law & Justice was the Chief Guest of the Summit. Mr MF Farooqui, Chairman, Telecom Commission and Secretary, Telecom officially announced the Summit on 5th June 2013 at New Delhi and was the Guest of Honour of the Summit. In addition, Dr Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission also addressed the Summit.

 

This Summit, with theme ‘Building Communications: Accelerating Development’ provided an insight into the enormous opportunities that prevail in the Indian telecom business and will focus on the necessary policy and its implementation interventions required to promote a more conducible business environment in the sector. The platform was discussed the opportunities, challenges, broadening ecosystem, future trends and projections for the sector and effectively bring together leaders from the industry, Government, regulators and policy makers and others to deliberate on the future course of action to catalyze the current opportunities and carve out a future growth path through a vision roadmap for the telecom sector in India.

 

AT Kearney was the ‘Knowledge Partner’ for the Summit.

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Knowledge Resources
You will get access to following Knowledge Resources by subscribing to the Digital Library of this event.
 
Serving India's Digital Consumer
India's telecom sector: A perspective by Mr. Chandrajit Banerjee, DG, CII
Mr Kiran Karnik, Chairman, CII National Committee on Telecom & Broadband at the Inaugural session of the National Telecom Summit 2013
Mr MF Farooqui, Chairman, Telecom Commission & Secretary, Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology at the Inaugural session of the National Telecom Summit 2013
Release of White Paper Book at the Inaugural session of the National Telecom Summit 2013.
Mr Kapil Sibal, Minister for Communications and Information Technology & Law and Justice at the Inaugural session of the National Telecom Summit 2013
Mr Kiran Karnik, Chairman, CII National Committee on Telecom & Broadband at the Inaugural session of the National Telecom Summit 2013
Mr Kiran Karnik, Chairman, CII National Committee on Telecom & Broadband - “CEO Power Panel-Business Ecosystem: New Challenges & Opportunities”
Dr Rahul Khullar, Chairman, TRAI on “CEO Power Panel-Business Ecosystem: New Challenges & Opportunities”
New Challenges and opportunity by Mr. Rakesh Kumar Upadhyay, Chairman & Managing Director, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL)
Mr Gopal Vittal, CEO, Airtel India & Joint MD, Bharti Airtel Ltd on “CEO Power Panel-Business Ecosystem: New Challenges & Opportunities”
Mr Vineet Taneja, Country Head-Mobile & IT, Samsung India Pvt Ltd on “CEO Power Panel-Business Ecosystem: New Challenges & Opportunities”
Getting Telecom into the Fast Lane by Dr. Sandeep Sibal, Country Manager and Vice President, Qualcomm India and South Asia
Serving India’s Digital Consumer in 2020 - A Presentation by Mr Mohit Rana, Partner, Communication, Media & Technology Practice, AT Kearney Ltd
CEO Power Panel-Business Ecosystem: New Challenges & Opportunities - An Open House Discussion
Mr R Chandrashekhar, Former Chairman, Telecom Commission and Secretary, Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology on “Devices & Applications: Driving Penetration & Salience of Data”
Mr Rajesh Janey, President-India & SAARC, EMC IT Solutions India Pvt Ltd on “Devices & Applications: Driving Penetration & Salience of Data”
Digital readiness of India & Data affordability for consumers by Mr. Sanjay Rohatgi, Managing Director, Service Provider (India and SAARC), Cisco Systems India Pvt Ltd
Role of Devices & Applications in the Indian Broadband revolution - A Presentation by Mr. Manu Sharma, Director-Mobile Business, Samsung Electronics India Pvt Ltd
Mr R Chandrashekhar, Former Chairman, Telecom Commission and Secretary, Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology on “Devices & Applications: Driving Penetration & Salience of Data”
Mr Ram Narain, DDG (Security), Department Of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology on “Focusing on the Customer-Driving Higher Quality of Service and Security”
Mobile Networks: Security, issues, testing, secure? by Dr Anand R. Prasad, Senior Expert, NEC India Pvt Ltd
Mr Amit Sharma, Executive Vice President & President, Asia, ATC Tower Company of India Pvt Ltd on “Focusing on the Customer-Driving Higher Quality of Service and Security”
Focusing on the Customer-Driving Higher Quality of Service and Security - An Open House Discussion
Mr Kiran Karnik, Chairman, CII National Committee on Telecom & Broadband - “Driving Telecom Growth in Rural India”
Mr. N Ravi Shankar, Additional Secretary and Administrator (USOF), Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology and Chairman & MD, BBNL on “Driving Telecom Growth in Rural India”
Taking Digital Services to Rural India - A Presentation by Mr Vimal Wakhlu, Chairman & MD, TCIL
Connecting The Hinterland: Approaches & Potential by Mr Sunil Sood, Chief Operating Officer, Vodafone India Ltd
Right cost network models for rural India - A Presentation by Mr Rakesh Khanna, The Rockwell Foundation, India
Mr Kiran Karnik, Chairman, CII National Committee on Telecom & Broadband - “Driving Telecom Growth in Rural India”
Mr Kiran Karnik, Chairman, CII National Committee on Telecom & Broadband at the Valedictory Session of the National Telecom Summit 2013
Mr B.K. Chaturvedi, Member, Planning Commission at the Valedictory Session of the National Telecom Summit 2013
Mr Kiran Karnik, Chairman, CII National Committee on Telecom & Broadband at the Valedictory Session of the National Telecom Summit 2013
 
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