Smt Kamaljeet Sehrawat
South Delhi Municipal Corporation
Chairman & MD
Chairman & MD
Chairman & Managing Director
Railtel Corporation of India
Country Head - Connectivity
Chief Operating Officer
Regional Head APAC
Facebook Connectivity Solutions
Rajan S. Mathews
Cellular Association of India
Senior Fellow and Evangelist
Basic Internet Foundation
Senior Advisor - Smart Cities and Infrastructure
Paramjit Singh Puri
Global Senior Director
Wireless Broadband Alliance
General Manager IS
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited
Joy Rajan Cheruvathoor
Chief Marketing Officer
Smart World & Communication, L&T
Anil Kumar Jain
Chief General Manager
Chief Corporate Affairs Officer
Institute Chair Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Director-Regulatory, External Affairs & CSR
Vodafone India Ltd
Head – IT
Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals
Co-Founder & CEO
Chief Strategy Officer
CTO – Mobile Networks
Head – Sales & Marketing
Executive Director, Telecom Development
Senior Vice President – Networks Business
Hughes Communications India Limited
TeleExcell Information Systems
Co-founder & Director
As per industry estimates there are around 30,000 public Wi-Fi hotspots in the country in 2016 and it is planned to reach 210,000 by 2018. This is a significant jump in number of public Wi-Fi hotspots in the country in the next two years thanks to Smart City, City Wide Wi-Fi, Digital India and increased focus on Wi-Fi offload by telcos. It looks India will also follow global strategy with respect to public Wi-Fi hotspots. For Digital India to succeed, the government's focus is to increase Wi-Fi hotspots in the country and the recent TRAI recommendations also focuses on how to increase the number of public Wi-Fi hotspots in the country. TRAI recommendations are: Amending the terms of the ISP license to allow for sharing of active infrastructure, in line with the Unified License and sharing of infrastructure to include Wi-Fi equipment such as Wi-Fi router, Access point, and backhaul is also allowed; consider de-licensing spectrum in the 5.725 - 5.825 GHz spectrum band for outdoor usage, and expedite decision on allocating E-band (71-76 GHz and 81-86 GHz) and V-band (5-64 GHz) to service providers; new framework for setting up of Public Data Offices (PDOs) whereby PDOs in agreement with Public Data Office Aggregators (PDOAs) should be allowed to provide public Wi-Fi services; and authentication through eKYC, eCAF and other electronic modes be allowed for the purposes of KYC obligations.
The first edition of My India Wi-Fi India Summit & Awards 2017 is being organized on 24th August 2017 at The Imperial Hotel, New Delhi, India. The one-day uploads is being organized by DigiAnalysys - focused towards bringing multiple stakeholders from the telecom, Govt and allied sectors together. Upholding a collaborative approach, the comprehensive participation will align industry influencers from different sectors to explore areas of working in hand in hand to bridge the digital divide.
DigiAnalysys shall be hosting India’s first ever “Wi-Fi Leadership Awards” to recognize the initiatives taken by stakeholders towards the accomplishment of the Digital India Dream. The awards will recognize & honor businesses and organizations that are harnessing power of Wi-Fi and other related access technologies to transform business processes, improve delivery of public services and create a positive impact on society. The ceremony is scheduled to take place on 24th August 2017 during My India Wi-Fi India Summit & Awards 2017. For more details on nominations and submissions, please reach out to Pravin Prashant, Editor, DigiAnalysys, firstname.lastname@example.org; +91 9899004608.
We shall also be releasing “My India Wi-Fi India Report” during My India Wi-Fi India Summit & Awards 2017. The report shall be available for download from 24th August 2017 and interested parties can pre-book the same at a special price of INR 32,500/USD500 till 20th August 2017. For more info, please reach out to Yogesh Joshi, Director, email@example.com, +91 9811431951.
The focus will be to try creating a meaningful and collaborative platform by bringing all the key stakeholders to chart out a mission for connecting the unconnected through Public Wi-Fi Hotspots so that Digital India reaches every nook and corner of India.
The summit is an initiative to harness intellectual discussions and build thought leadership on pertinent contemporary subjects of importance for the communications sector and related policy scenario to leverage the strengths of the available access technologies for transforming India’s digital society.
With the combination of DigiAnalysys service provider and industry contacts, we are poised to further expand our reach at My India Wi-Fi India Summit & Awards 2017. The upcoming conference will be driven by a unique audience pre-qualification process.
For the first edition of My India: Wi-Fi India Summit & Awards 2017, we are expecting about 150+ attendees from Government, Policy Makers, Telecom Operators, ISP's, System Integrators, OTT Players, Utilities, Research, Academia, Industry Associations and Trade Media.
At the event you will meet the industry leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, and experts from across the global Wi-Fi industry. We aim to showcase the most promising companies and inspiring case stories that are driving the Wi-Fi industry forward. Our goal is to bring the industry together for networking and knowledge sharing – and we’re the only 100% Wi-Fi event in India with a unique combination of conference, report and awards.