India Mobile Congress 2019 commences today: What to expect and all you need to know

By Xite - October 14, 2019
The three-day annual mobile, internet and technology event in the sub-continent, India Mobile Congress 2019, has started. Those who wish to attend the event can head to Aerocity grounds in New Delhi.

The India Mobile Congress 2019 (IMC), the annual mobile, internet and technology event in the sub-continent, has started. The three-day event is underway at Aerocity, New Delhi and will conclude on October 16. The IMC 2019 will see experts from different disciplines who will likely speak at the innovation and upcoming technology around the globe. IMC is a congregation to display, discuss, unveil, educate and recognise with its exhibition, conclave and awards. According to the organisers, the event is expected to attract 75,000 attendees, including 5000 delegates, 300 exhibitors, 250 speakers from India and other countries.

Executives from top telecom operators like Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone-Idea as well as Telecom Minister Ravi Shanker Prasad and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal are likely to attend the inaugural session of the flagship event. This year’s event focuses on 5G technology and its use cases in areas like intelligent edge, autonomous things, immersive world, augmented analytics, privacy and ethics, inventive unicorns, future logistics, mhealth and smart spaces. Companies will be demonstrating innovation in these areas.

Swedish telecommunications giant Ericsson will demonstrate how 5G can develop robust and efficient ways of creating immersive experiences. One of the experiences that the company is demonstrating using live 5G networks is the ultra-low latency of 5G with India’s first 5G connected music concert.

Another innovator in 5G space, Huawei, will also be showcasing prospects for a ‘5G Life’ across consumer devices, home broadband, media and entertainment, Smart City 2.0, Smart Transportation and Smart Education. At the event, Huawei will showcase 5G-enabled applications to demonstrate the infinite potential of 5G for empowering Industry 4.0 and augmenting end-consumer experience.

Indian telecom giant Airtel will demonstrate LIVE 5G network and digital solutions for Smart Businesses and Smart Cities of tomorrow at IMC 2019. Airtel serves over 2000 large businesses and 500,000 medium and small businesses. The company says it is building a range of innovative solutions for smart businesses of tomorrow, that is, industrial applications for Smart Factories and innovation for the IoT space.

For Smart Cities, Airtel is developing network infrastructure and cloud solutions for solutions such as adaptive traffic control system, city wide surveillance, pollution check, traffic enforcement system, street lighting and smart signage across the city. In Smart Mobility, Airtel will showcase connectivity in MG Hector. When it comes to Smart Homes, Airtel’s recently launched products like Airtel Xstream will be on display. The company says that Airtel Xstream devices will be the gateway to a range of exciting IoT services for Smart Homes.

Meanwhile, Vodafone-Idea and Kia Motors will be demonstrating UVO connected car system in the new Kia Seltos. Both the companies have signed a partnership to enable Kia Seltos to function with Advanced Connected Car Functionality. The solution empowers Kia to locate its cars, enable real-time exchange of data and power a whole range of telematics enabled connected car services to its customers.

The UVO connected car technology provides 37 smart features under five separate sections - navigation, safety and security, vehicle management, remote control and convenience. The smart features offered in Kia Seltos under the specified sections include, AI voice command, stolen vehicle tracking and immobilization, auto collision notification, SOS-emergency assistance, remote engine start and stop, remotely operated air purifier and in-car air quality monitor. It will also come equipped with safety alerts for geo fence, time fence, speed and valet.

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