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7th Edition of the India Mobile Congress (IMC)

  • Published
    27th Oct, 2023
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Recently, the Prime minister has convened the seventh edition of India Mobile Congress (IMC) at New Delhi.

India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2023:

  • India Mobile Congress (IMC) is the largest telecom, media, and technology forum in Asia and will be held from 27th to 29th October, 2023.
  • The event will act as a platform to highlight India's incredible advancements in telecommunications and technology, bring forth significant announcements and provide an opportunity to start-ups to display their innovative products and solutions.
  • Theme:Global Digital Innovation’
  • Objective:
    • It aims to strengthen India’s position as a developer, manufacturer, and exporter of key cutting-edge technologies.
    • The three day congress will highlight technologies such as 5G, 6G, Artificial intelligence (AI) and discuss issues pertaining to semiconductor industry, green technology, cybersecurity etc.
About the event:
  • During the programme, the Prime Minister will award 100 ‘5G Use Case Labs’ to educational institutions across the country.
  • These labs are being developed under the ‘100 5G labs initiative’.
  • IMC is also introducing a startup program - 'Aspire'.
  • It will foster connections between startups, investors, and established businesses with an aim to catalyse fresh entrepreneurial initiatives and collaborations.

100 5G labs initiative:

  • The ‘100 5G labs initiative’, is an endeavour to realise the opportunities associated with 5G technology by encouraging development of 5G applications which cater, both to India’s unique needs as well as the global demands.
  • The unique initiative will foster innovation across various socioeconomic sectors like education, agriculture, health, power, transportation etc., and propel the country into the forefront of usage of 5G technologies.
  • The initiative is also a pivotal step for building a 6G-ready academic and start-up ecosystem in the country.
  • More importantly, the initiative is a step towards development of indigenous telecom technology which is critical for national security.
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