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Broadband Summit 2014
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·       Broadband adoption across the country is critical to unleash the next telecom transformation, driving economic growth and allowing delivery of services to masses. 

·      Chairman Telecom Commission and Secretary DoT, Mr. M.F. Farooqui said today that a affordable broadband, relevant content and enabling regulations are required to foster the broadband transformation. He shared that while Ministry of Communications & IT is taking care of CAPEX for NOFN deployment, the Ministry of Rural Development will drive the OPEX for rural roll out broadband ecosystem. He emphasized the need of bridging the need for digital divide and shared the plans of building 2,50,000 gram panchayats as Wifi hotspots that will generate demand, local language applications and will bring disruptive level change in the way local entrepreneurship will drive adoption of broadband.  

Speaking at the CII Broadband Summit 2014, Secretary-Telecom recognized the challenges in Broadband adoption, specifically in rural areas. He invited Industry to suggest and participate in developing the right models to fully leverage the NOFN infrastructure. He also suggested that the dated Indian Telegraph Act of 1875 needs to be replaced by a fresh Act to recognize the current and future developments in technology and telecom. On CII request of reduction of spectrum usage charges, he hinted at a gradual reduction of the spectrum charges over next few years. He said that auction is one of the way of acquiring spectrum. 

·         Mr. N Ravi Shankar, Special Secretary and Administrator, USO Fund, DoT & CMD, Bharat Broadband Network Ltd (BBNL) said that the speed thrills, but absence of speed kills the drive in case of broadband adoption. He added that connecting societies in rural areas will require partnership at public, private and panchayat level. 

·         Mr. Kiran Karnik, Chairman, CII National Committee on Telecom & Broadband was forthright in his assessment of challenges facing Industry and broadband growth. One of the key issues highlighted by Mr. Karnik was high taxes and huge debt burden of the industry. According to Mr. Karnik, this has limited the telecom industry’s ability to invest in infrastructure. Mr. Karnik said that viable and sustainable business models need to be developed for real broadband reach. 

·         Building on the need for infrastructure, Dr. Nikolai Dobberstein, Senior Partner, A.T. Kearney added that model of 80% of operator investments being directed at acquiring spectrum rather than building Infrastructure is not sustainable and it should be the other way round.

·      Mr. M.F. Farooqui also released a CII- AT Kearney report on “Roadmap for implementation of Indian Telecom Sector’s Vision 2020”. Mr. Mohit Rana, Partner, A.T. Kearney elaborating on the report, said that delivering to 2020 expectations of “high volumes, low tariffs and high speeds” will not be possible without some bold steps to improve industry economics and investment in Fixed-line infrastructure development. Similar views were expressed by Mr. R.K. Upadhyay, Chairman and Managing Director BSNL, who also elaborated on the role played by BSNL in broadband growth in India. 

·   The summit with theme “Connecting Society: Delivering Services” was attended by representatives from government, leaders from the Indian telecom, IT and electronics, and also senior government representatives from across 22 developing nations.  

 

·   Some other speakers were from BSNL, Intel, Aircel, Cisco, EMC, Fortis and Ericsson focused on growth opportunities in telecom business and necessary imperatives to effectively use Broadband to deliver services.

 
Description

Confederation of Indian Industry organized its annual flagship event ‘Broadband Summit 2014’ with the theme ‘ Connecting Society : Delivering Services’ on 19 February, 2014 at New Delhi that aimed to deliberate on harnessing and leveraging broadband network, next generation technologies, socio economic impact, driving eco-system and devices for affordable innovative services delivery that enhanced access and online ‘e and m’ commerce.


Globally, broadband and mobile has revolutionized opportunities for all. It has started facilitating the health, education, and financial services companies including banks in offering value-added services to its existing customers and has begun to reach a large unbanked population to provide basic financial services.

Given large mobile penetration and being the third largest Internet user in the world, Indian market for mobile value-added services is expected to reach $9.5B in 2015, from $4.9B in 2012. The Government has taken certain commendable steps including policy direction and infrastructure creation. With similar approach, more investments and next generation technology adoption, high-speed broadband will soon cover the bottom of the pyramid, enabling a digital revolution.

 

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

 

The CII-AT Kearney research report, “Roadmap for Indian Telecom Sector : Vision 2020 was released at the summit.

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Bridging the digital divide –Ministry of Rural Development to broadband ecosystem with OPEX
Roadmap for Implementation of Indian Telecom Sector’s Vision 2020
Mr Kiran Karnik, Chairman, CII National Committee on Telecom & Broadband at the Inaugural Session of the Broadband Summit 2014
Mr. Nikolai Dobberstein, Senior Partner, A.T. Kearney Ltd at the Inaugural Session of the Broadband Summit 2014
Mr. N Ravi Shanker, Special Secretary & Administrator, USO Fund, DoT & Chairman & MD, BBNL at the Inaugural Session of the Broadband Summit 2014
Release of the CII-AT Kearney Research Report-Roadmap for Indian Telecom Sector: Vision 2020 at the Inaugural Session of the Broadband Summit 2014
Mr. M F Farooqui, Chairman, Telecom Commission & Secretary, Telecom Department of Telecommunications at the Inaugural Session of the Broadband Summit 2014
An open house discussion at the Inaugural Session of the Broadband Summit 2014
Mr Kiran Karnik, Chairman, CII National Committee on Telecom & Broadband at the Inaugural Session of the Broadband Summit 2014
Mr. Kiran Karnik, Chairman, CII National Committee on Telecom & Broadband on “Vision 2020 - Opportunities & Challenges in Delivering the Broadband Promise”
Roadmap for Implementation of Indian Telecom Sector's Vision 2020 by Mr. Mohit Rana, Partner A.T. Kearney Ltd
VISION 2020: Opportunities and Challenges for Delivering Broadband by Mr. R.K. Upadhyay, Chairman & MD, BSNL
Mr Rajesh Janey, President, India & SAARC, EMC IT Solutions India Pvt Ltd on “Vision 2020 - Opportunities & Challenges in Delivering the Broadband Promise”
Mr. Manoj Dawane, Head of Technology, Government & Industry Relations and Sustainability Ericsson India Pvt Ltd on “Vision 2020 - Opportunities & Challenges in Delivering the Broadband Promise”
Mr. Sameer Dave, Chief Technology Officer Aircel Ltd on “Vision 2020 - Opportunities & Challenges in Delivering the Broadband Promise”
An open house discussion on “Vision 2020 - Opportunities & Challenges in Delivering the Broadband Promise”
Mr. Kiran Karnik, Chairman, CII National Committee on Telecom & Broadband on “Vision 2020 - Opportunities & Challenges in Delivering the Broadband Promise”
Mr. Harish Krishnan, Chairman, Sub Committee on Broadband, and Director - Global Policy & Government Affairs Cisco Systems (I) Pvt Ltd on “Creating socio-economic impact through innovative services”
Mr. N Ravi Shanker, Special Secretary and Administrator, USO Fund, DoT and Chairman & MD, BBNL on “Creating socio-economic impact through innovative services”
Mr. Rajan S. Mathew, DG, COAI on “Creating socio-economic impact through innovative services”
Mr. Varun Sood, Co-Chairman, National CIO Forum and Head-Information Technology Fortis Healthcare Group on “Creating socio-economic impact through innovative services”
Change at the Grassroots-Way forward by Mr. Ashutosh Chadha, Director-Corporate Affairs (South Asia) Intel Technology India Pvt Ltd
Mr. T.R. Dua, Senior Director, TAIPA on “Creating socio-economic impact through innovative services”
Mr. Dipanker Mukherjee, COO Handygo Technologies Pvt Ltd on “Creating socio-economic impact through innovative services”
An open house discussion on “Creating socio-economic impact through innovative services”
Mr. Harish Krishnan, Chairman, Sub Committee on Broadband, and Director - Global Policy & Government Affairs Cisco Systems (I) Pvt Ltd on “Creating socio-economic impact through innovative services”
Mr. Vimal Wakhlu, Chairman & MD, TCIL on “Infrastructure and Allied Services: Developing urban and rural ecosystems”
Mr Daniel Sundelius, Head-Manufacturing, Ericsson India Pvt Ltd on “Infrastructure and Allied Services: Developing urban and rural ecosystems”
Mr V V R Sastry, ED, CDOT on “Infrastructure and Allied Services: Developing urban and rural ecosystems”
Mr. Rajendra Kumar Bahuguna, Chairman and MD, RailTel Corporation of India Ltd on “Infrastructure and Allied Services: Developing urban and rural ecosystems”
An open house discussion on “Infrastructure and Allied Services: Developing urban and rural ecosystems”
Mr. Vimal Wakhlu, Chairman & MD, TCIL on “Infrastructure and Allied Services: Developing urban and rural ecosystems”
Mr Prakash Kumar, National Technology Officer, Microsoft India on “Standardisation of testing and certification in Electronics, IT and Telecom”
A Panel Discussion on “Standardisation of testing and certification in Electronics, IT and Telecom”
An open house discussion on “Standardisation of testing and certification in Electronics, IT and Telecom”
Mr. Prakash Kumar, National Technology Officer, Microsoft India on “Standardisation of testing and certification in Electronics, IT and Telecom”
 
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