‘LTE Innovation Summit 2016’ to showcase the future of 4G LTE in Indian Telecom industry

Nexgen Conferences, one of India’s leading conferences & B2B events organizer announces the first edition of ‘LTE Innovation Summit’, an international Conference cum exhibition. The registration is now open and participants can register themselves by visiting the summit’s website www.ltesummit.in. This summit will be held on 8th April 2016 at The Lalit in Mumbai.

LTE Innovation Summit is the largest event devoted to the needs of telecom professionals, which will bring together the industry’s most innovative leaders to discuss the hottest trends and technologies impacting 4G LTE Services in the country. The Summit will host more than 250 industry professionals which include industry thought leaders, business leaders and policymakers.

According to Anjani Kumar Singh, CEO of Nexgen Conferences, “The level of enthusiasm we have received from speakers, sponsors and attendees for the LTE Innovation summit is very encouraging. As the Indian telecom industry enters into the 4G era, this summit will provide a path-breaking platform for industry professionals to come together and deliberate, which will be instrumental for addressing the key issues and charting out new directions for making it a success. The speakers at the summit represent many important facets of LTE which include – government, industry, and operators etc.”

Deployment and growth of 4G technology in India is not easy due to several challenges faced by the telecommunication industry. The challenges may be in the areas like Security, backhaul, Multiple Frequencies, Voice over LTE, Quality of Service, Application/content, Chipset compatibility, and spreading LTE, among others. With 4G, customers generally tend to watch online videos while they are moving or traveling, which causes more consumption of online videos. As more and more customer’s uses HD videos, streaming of HD videos is going to put a huge stress on the LTE network for which operators need to be prepared. For 4G to succeed in India, Operators will have to provide high transfer rates over longer distances and efficient bandwidth.

The widespread growth of the 4G technology in India will be driven by set of new services which will be made useful for the customers such as accessing the internet and video anywhere, any time and in any places with global roaming and full-fledged support for all other multimedia applications.

New genre of 4G smartphones in the country promises to push internet accessibility at an unprecedented level – in terms of high speed affordable rate and usage of content. According to a recent report from the IAMAI and KPMG, India is expected to have 236 million mobile internet users by this year and 314 million by 2017. Out of this figure, 60% are consuming internet on their handsets, tablets, etc. Although 4G deployments are at an early stage at present in India, mobile broadband networks are expected to make up 42 percent of all mobile connections in the country by 2020.

Cisco’s ‘VNI Mobile Forecast 2015 -2020’ report predicts that India will have a record making 702 million smartphone users by 2020. The growth in the smartphone market is mainly due to the rising demand for affordable 4G smartphones. Telecom operators in India have increased the pace of their 4G rollouts. With operators like Reliance Jio, Airtel were already in the run of launching 4G services, other players like Vodafone and Idea have stepped up their games and joining the club of launching 4G in various circles.

LTE Innovation Summit has been supported and sponsored by well-known organizations like Accenture, Juniper Networks, Accedian, Rosenberger, Paloalto Networks, Anritsu, Empirix, Telrad, Fortinet, Ingram Micro, Viavi, COAI, Broadband Forum and Wireless Broadband Alliance.

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