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New Delhi, NFAPost: The flagship smartphone technology summit of India, the India Mobile Congress (IMC) will be held in India between December 8-10.

The fourth edition of the annual event will be hosted virtually this year due to the ongoing pandemic and it will witness over 50 participating countries along with over 110 global speakers, start-ups generating over 30 hours of content in a span of three days. The event is expected to attract over 15,000 visitors this year.

The theme for IMC 2020 is “Inclusive Innovation – Smart | Secure | Sustainable”. Apart from focusing on various technological trends such as 5G, Artificial Intelligence (AI), internet of things (IoT), the event would also discuss Data Analytics, Cloud and Edge computing, Open source tech, data privacy and cyber-security, smart cities and automation.

In addition to that IMC will also promote Atmanirbhar Bharat (Make In India – local manufacturing and to push for Make for World), foster international regional cooperation, to inspire Satat Bharat – Sanatan Bharat (Digital inclusive in connecting nearly 6 lakh villages with optical fiber and sustainable development), promote Samagra Bharat – Saksham Bharat (entrepreneurship and innovation), drive foreign and local investments, encourage research and development in the telecom sector and emerging technology sectors and facilitate supportive regulatory and policy frameworks.

Minister of State for Communications, Education and Electronics & Information Technology Sanjay Dhotre says the government firmly believes that the India Mobile Congress 2020 will be a key showcase for technology-driven initiatives as it brings together all stakeholders in the Telecommunications ecosystem and provides the right forum for valuable discourse on key topics relevant to policymakers, regulators and the industry.

“India Mobile Congress is one such platform, where the efforts of the Indian Government and the Telecom Industry are given an apt showcase to not just our nation, but to the world at large,” said Minister of State for Communications, Education and Electronics & Information Technology Sanjay Dhotre.

Telecom Secretary Anshu Prakash says India will have to rise to the occasion to absorbed new technologies and take a lead in the global innovation ecosystem, both software and hardware.

“I am told that this (is the) largest technology event in South Asia. We should build upon it. DoT is funding at least 30 SMEs (small and medium enterprises) and start-ups to participate in this event,” said Telecom Secretary Anshu Prakash.

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