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PR Partner


Guest of Honour


Smt Kamaljeet Sehrawat
Mayor
South Delhi Municipal Corporation


SPEAKERS:


Anupam Shrivastava
Chairman & MD
BSNL


P.K. Purwar
Chairman & MD
MTNL


R.K. Bahuguna
‎Chairman & Managing Director
Railtel Corporation of India


Vipin Tyagi
Executive Director
C-DoT


Gulzar Azad
Country Head - Connectivity
Google India


Sridhar Krish
Chief Operating Officer
Tikona Infinet


Munish Seth
‎Regional Head APAC
Facebook Connectivity Solutions


CS RAO
CEO
Quadgen Wireless


Pravin Prashant
Editor
DigiAnalysys


Peter White
Founder
Rethink Research


Rajan S. Mathews
Director General
Cellular Association of India


Sudhir Dixit
Senior Fellow and Evangelist
Basic Internet Foundation


Purushottam Kaushik
Senior Advisor - Smart Cities and Infrastructure
McKinsey


Paramjit Singh Puri
Global Senior Director
Wireless Broadband Alliance


Jayant Gupta
General Manager IS
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited


Nivedan Sahni
ICT Expert


Joy Rajan Cheruvathoor
Chief Marketing Officer
Smart World & Communication, L&T


Anil Kumar Jain
Chief General Manager
BSNL


Rajat Mukarji
Chief Corporate Affairs Officer
Idea Cellular


Rajesh Chharia
President
ISPAI


Abhay Karandikar
Institute Chair Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay


P Balaji
Director-Regulatory, External Affairs & CSR
Vodafone India Ltd


Vishal Gupta
Head – IT
Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals


Praveer Kochhar
Co-Founder & CEO
Shouut


Michael Ginguld
Chief Strategy Officer
AirJaldi


Shyam Mardikar
CTO – Mobile Networks
Bharti Airtel


Hari Natarajan
Head – Sales & Marketing
Kloudspot


Anshul Gupta
Executive Director, Telecom Development
Railway Board


Prashant Rao
Executive Director
DMRC


Shivaji Chatterjee
Senior Vice President – Networks Business
Hughes Communications India Limited


Vikas Dureja
CEO
TeleExcell Information Systems


Ashwini Budhiraja
CTO
MSAI


Upasana Taku
Co-founder & Director
MobiKwik


INTRODUCTION:

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.

KEY INDUSTRY STATISTICS:

  • BSNL plans to deploy 100,000 Wi-Fi hotspots within 18-24 months. 70,000 Wi-Fi hotspots will be from BSNL resources and 20,000 Wi-Fi hotspots through Capex model.
  • Facebook has deployed 700 Express Wi-Fi hotspots in states of Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, and Gujarat by signing with local ISPs. The company has also partnered with Bharti Airtel to launch an additional 20,000 hotspots over the next few months.
  • In 2016, RailTel commissioned Railwire Fast Wi-Fi services along with Google at 110 railway stations with 115 stations enabled till date. The services are being used by over 6 million users monthly. In the current year, Google is in the process of extending the project at another 200 stations during the current year. In parallel to providing Wi-Fi at urban areas, RailTel is also expanding Railwire Wi-Fi services at 200 rural railway stations across the country. These stations shall also be provided with a Digital Service Centre to provide various E-gov services, digital literacy and various online services for the rural population. Google is planning to provide Wi-Fi at approximately 400 stations i.e. all A1/A category railway stations.
  • Reliance Jio is planning to connect 30,000 schools and colleges with Wi-Fi and high speed Internet. In toto, Reliance Jio has plans to deploy around 1 million Wi-Fi hotspots in the country.
  • Wi-Fi and mobile-connected devices will generate 73 percent of Internet traffic by 2021. Wi-Fi: 53 percent; cellular: 20 percent; fixed: 27 percent as per Cisco VNI report 2017.
  • Globally, total public W-Fi hotspots (including homespots) will grow 6-fold from 2016 to 2021 from 94 million in 2016 to 541.6 million by 2021 as per Cisco VNI report 2017.
  • Some have speculated that Wi-Fi offload will be less relevant after 4G networks are in place because of the faster speeds and more abundant bandwidth. However, 4G networks have attracted high-usage devices such as advanced smartphones and tablets, and now 4G plans are subject to data caps similar to 3G plans. For these reasons, Wi-Fi offload is higher on 4G networks than on lower-speed networks.

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, pravin.prashant@digianalysys.com; +91 9899004608.

AWARD CATEGORIES:

  • Wi-Fi Leadership Award (Person Centric)
  • Best Service Provider
  • Best Start-up (Vendor) (Companies incorporated after March 31, 2012)
  • Best Start-up (Service Provider) (Companies incorporated after March 31, 2012)
  • Best Wi-Fi Innovation
  • Best Public Wi-Fi Project
  • Best Make in India Wi-Fi Company
  • Best Cloud Wi-Fi Vendor
  • Best Enterprise Implementation
  • Best Home Wi-Fi Product
  • Best Home Wi-Fi Service Provider
  • Best Service Provider (North)
  • Best Service Provider (South)
  • Best Service Provider (East)
  • Best Service Provider (West)
  • Best Wi-Fi Security Vendor
  • Best Monetisation Solution Provider
  • Best Wi-Fi Roaming Provider
  • Best Wi-Fi OSS/BSS Provider
  • Best IoT Product

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, yogesh.joshi@digianalysys.com, +91 9811431951.

KEY HIGHLIGHTS OF MY INDIA Wi-Fi INDIA REPORT 2017:

  • India’s Wi-Fi market in FY2016-17
  • India’s Wi-Fi market forecast for the next two years
  • Wi-Fi Operators and their respective strategies
  • Innovative models with respect to public Wi-Fi in villages & smart cities
  • Wi-Fi Interoperability
  • Wi-Fi Pricing in India
  • Wi-Fi Business models in India
  • Technologies Suitable for increased Wi-Fi penetration in India
  • Wi-Fi Opportunities in India both urban and rural
  • Wi-Fi Challenges in India

MISSION

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.

WHY PARTCIPATE:

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.

KEY uploads HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Power Packed C-level Participation: Presence of all stakeholders be it Policy Makers, Service Providers, Wi-Fi Providers, Town Planners, App Providers, Analysts, ISPs, Solution Providers and Vendors.
  • Thought Provoking Industry keynotes and Panel Sessions: Discussion on topics which will help India move forward in terms of connecting the unconnected by cost reduction, time reduction and faster deployment.
  • Wi-Fi Industry Leadership Awards: Felicitating the industry stalwarts in terms of their outstanding work for the growth of Wi-Fi eco-system in the country.
  • Launch of Industry Report: Release of My India Wi-Fi Report 2017 to talk about the present scenario, future opportunities, challenges with respect to Wi-Fi deployment and Wi-Fi business models prevalent in India.
  • Networking Expo: Showcasing leading access technologies from the Industry with a special focus on Start-Ups.
  • Leadership Luncheon Roundtable: Exclusive invite only networking lunch session with senior delegates from the Indian Government and ICT industry.


CONFERENCE AGENDA:

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:



EVENT AND AUDIENCE PROMOTION:

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.


AUDIENCE EXPECTATION:

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.




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