17th Convergence India 2009

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The philosophy of, Anything, Anywhere & Anytime . . .has been driving technological convergence in the Information, Communications Technology (ICT) sector and is revolutionizing the way we think, communicate, access information and conduct business.

As a major driver of the Indian economy, the ICT industry is stimulating growth across all sectors. Innovations in technology are not only connecting individuals from remote corners of the country and bringing faster and easier access to information and services, but are also enabling the operators to minimize their expenses by sharing the infrastructural cost while continuing to offer differentiated competitive services.

Spreading the message of how digital convergence is empowering lives, 17th Convergence India 2009, international exhibition and conference brings into sharp focus the tenacity of the Indian ICT industry and the emergence of its untapped market as a global destination for business and investment.

Once again, the venue for the burgeoning ICT sector expo is New Delhi, which is the 1st Indian city to have joined the global league of cities with over 100% telecom penetration. To be held from 18-20 March 2009, the 17th Convergence India 2009 has kept abreast with the dynamic changes of the fast evolving technology and has expanded its zone from Telecom, IT & Information Security to Broadcast & Cable, Satellite, Entertainment and the evolving opportunities in application development, valued added services and gaming segment.

17th Convergence India 2009 is supported by the Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Govt. of India and the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Govt. of India, along with a host of leading associations like the Asia Pacific Satellite Communication Council (APSCC), Cable Operators Federation of India (COFI), Consumer Electronics and Appliances Manufacturers Association (CEAMA), the Indian Cellular Association (ICA), the IPTV India Forum and the Manufacturers Association of Information Technology (MAIT), MPEG Industry Forum and WiFi Alliance .

Indian ICT: The growth story
The impressive growth in the ICT industry has not gone unnoticed by global manufacturers, service providers and investors who are lining up to gain access to the Indian market.

With a population of over a billion, India has emerged as an attractive destination for network operators, telcos and content providers from across the world. Recent technologies like 3G, WiMax, IPTV etc. are creating opportunities for global telecom majors in the country.

Significantly, as the telecom market reaches a saturation point in the urban cities of India, the next level of explosive growth for telecom providers is expected from the rural population, which has a growing pool of disposable income. The wireless broadband access technology will address the lack of connectivity in the under-penetrated market of rural India and will bring the masses from remote areas into the fold of economic growth and development.

17th Convergence India 2009: Keeping pace with the ICT revolution

As the telecom industry has grown and evolved over the years, so has the event. The 17th Convergence India 2009, registering a growth of 30% over the previous edition, brings you a range of sophisticated technologies and innovations on an unparalleled scale with 650 exhibitors from 30 countries from the broadcasting, IT, information security, and telecom and mobility segments.

The Convergence India brand is synonymous with innovation as new technologies and sectors are highlighted every year.

A focused platform for the Broadcasting sector
A significant development in the show’s format is the inclusion of the broadcasting sector in a separate hall. India’s broadcasting industry is ready to take off with competition heating up between IPTV, DTH and digital cable providers, laying the ground for the emergence of India as Asia’s leading cable market by 2010.

The broadcasting industry is expected to grow from the current US$ 8 billion to US$ 18 billion by 2010. Increasingly radio and television content are converging on telecom networks, while new technologies are providing telephony, Internet access and TV channels on broadband networks.

No wonder Convergence India 2009 is putting a strong focus on broadcasting as a major value-addition to the ICT industry. While broadcasting has previously been an integral part of Convergence India, the 17th edition of the event will showcase the rise of the sector on larger scale than ever before with broadcast and satellite equipment manufacturers, VAS players, broadcasters, service providers, network operators etc. all convening under one roof.

International Conference

The 17th Convergence India 2009 international conference comprises of 2 parallel tracks per day broadly encompassing themes like next-generation networks, WiMax evolution, technology strategies for 3G, developing mobile communication in rural areas, the business of infotainment, mobile entertainment, managing IT infrastructure, information theft and many more. Over the three days of the conference sessions, internationally renowned experts will come together for an enriching knowledge sharing experience.

The 17th Convergence India 2009 will bring together ICT Leaders like:
ADC Krome, Aircell, Agilent Technologies, Andrew, Bharti, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), Bharat Electronics Ltd, Blue Coat, CISCO, Coral Maksat, Conax, ECI Telecom, Ericsson, Homecast, Huawei, Irdeto, Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd, Motorola, Powergrid, Quippo, RAD Data, Scientific Atlanta, SFO Technologies, Sterlite, Tandberg Television, UT Starcom, Via Access etc.

Expecting to attract 20,000 trade visitors including industry professionals, govt. officials, trade associations, regulatory bodies and media, 17th Convergence India 2009 promises to be an exciting event for the ICT industry buzzing with entrepreneurship and innovation.

About us:

The Exhibitions India Group, established in 1987, is a trade promotion group with objective of attracting investment into India by organizing focused international exhibitions and seminars, and enhancing India’s foreign exchange earnings by promoting participation of Indian companies at leading tradeshows worldwide.

To learn more about EI Group, visit http://www.exhibitionsindiagroup.com

For further information, please contact:
Ms. Hena Ahmad, Sr. Manager Communications
Tel: +91 9999 600 622, henaa@eigroup.in

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