15th edition Telecom Infrastructure in India, virtual conferences

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  • Concise report offered as a backgrounder
  • Cost effective (lower ticket price as compared to a physical conference)
  • Offers flexibility and convenience
  • Access to conference recording
  • Recap of conference sessions
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For registration process/payment  to attend  the conference, please contact:

Nishpreet Bhasin,
Email: nishpreet.bhasin@indiainfrastructure.com
Tel: +91-9953452964

  • 30 per cent “Early Bird” discount for “Telecom Infrastructure in India” ends on February 25, 2021.
  •  GST @18 per cent is applicable on the registration fee.
  •  Registration will be confirmed on receipt of the payment.

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For  sponsorship opportunities:
Nishpreet Bhasin,
Email: nishpreet.bhasin@indiainfrastructure.com
Tel: +91-9953452964

 

The conference is being organised by India Infrastructure Publishing, the leading provider of information on the infrastructure sectors through magazines, newsletters, reports and conferences. The company publishes tele.net, Indian Infrastructure, and Renewable Watch and Smart Utilities magazines. In addition, it publishes Telecom News (a weekly newsletter), and the Telecom Directory and Yearbook. The group also operates www.tele.net.in, India’s most comprehensive telecom website.

 

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What differentiates our conferences?

  • The agenda is developed by our researchers, who track the sector round the year. It is thus relevant and topical. It is not driven by a particular organisation and does not have a particular slant.
  • The speakers are professionals and experts involved in the sector, not a mix of ambassadors, ministers, celebrities and business owners.
  • The conferences do not just comprise panels and speeches; they provide a good mix of expert presentations and case histories, and of course panel discussions.
  • We have representation from across the country, as is the case at our physical conferences too.
  • Each stakeholder group – policymakers, developers, financiers, consultants and relevant NGOs – is represented at our conferences.
  • The moderators merely ask the questions. The stars are the speakers themselves.
  • The sessions begin and end on time.
  • There is adequate time for a Q&A session with each speaker. These are not “hit and run” speeches.
  • The delegates are professionals who are vested in the sector, and are not just assembled through social media.
  • The participants in each conference receive a concise report outlining the key facts, trends and issues in the sector.
  • A recap of the conference is also made available to reinforce the key takeaways.

For sponsorship opportunities:
Nishpreet Bhasin
Email: nishpreet.bhasin@indiainfrastructure.com
Tel:  +91-9953452964

 

For delegate registrations:
Arushi Sethi
Email:  arushi.sethi@indiainfrastructure.com
Tel:  +91-9891365019

The participants in the previous conference on “Telecom Infrastructure in India” included: ACE Enterprise, Aceline Infosolutions, ACME Cleantech Solutions, Aksh Optifibre, Amara Raja Batteries, Analysys Mason, Anritsu, Apar Industries, Applied Solar Technologies, Ardom Telecom, Arvind, Ascend Telecom Infrastructure, ATC India Towers, B4S Solutions, BBNL, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, Bharti Infratel, Birla Cable, Birla Furukawa, Black & Veatch, BMR Advisors, Boradband India Forum, Capitel Partners, Care Rating, CESC, China Telecom, COAI, Copius Capital Advisors LLP, Corning Technologies India, Coslight India Telecom, CRISIL, Cummins, Customized Energy Solutions, Cyient, Delta India Electronics, DMRC, DOT Ministry of Communication, DSM India, ECI Telecom, Edotco Group, Emerson Network, Enersys India Batteries, Enterprise Ireland, Ernst & Young LLP, Essential Energy India, Evalueserve, Exide, Finolex, Firefly Networks, GAIA Smart Cities, GE Grid Solutions, GTL Infrastructure, HBL Power, Huawei India, Huber Suhner, IBUS Networks, ICICI Bank, Idea Cellular, IDFC Alternatives, IDFC Bank, IIFCL, Indus Towers, Infokool, Infozech,
Intelligent Energy, Invendis Technologies India, JLL, Karam Industries, Keith Electronics, Khika, Kirloskar Oil Engines, Kotkar Energy Dynamics, KPMG, L&T Construction, L&T ECC, Lekha Wireless, Lifeline Technologies, MACOM Technology Solutions, Mahindra & Mahindra, Manifold, Microtex Energy, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Morrison Hershfield Corp, Motilal Oswal, MTNL, NEC Technologies India, Nokia India, Okaya Power, OMC Power, Owens Corning, Panasonic India, Paramount Cables, Paramount Communication, Polycab, PowerGrid, Pratap Technocrats, Protiviti, PRS Permacel, Quadgen Wireless, Quality Austria Central Asia, Ramboll, RBC Capital Markets, Reliance Jio Infocomm, Rosenberger Electronic Co., Rustomjee, RV Solutions, SBI Capital Markets, Secure meters, SEI Trading, Sify, Sikora India, Simco Group, Space TeleInfra, Spaceworld, Spectranet, Speedon Networks, Sterlite FTTH, Sterlite Technologies, STL, Suyog Telematics, Svarn Group, Synergy Telecom, Tafe Motors, TAIPA, Tarantula, Tata Communication, TCIL, Techlineage, Technica Associates, Tek Components, Telecom Network Solutions, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, TelEnergy Technologies, Telesonic Networks, Tirumala Seven Hills, Tower and Infrastructure Providers Association, Tower Vision, Trading Engineers (International), Ubico Networks, Universal Cables, V & V Comptech Systems, Vanu India, Vertiv, Viavi Solutions, Videocon Telecom Tower, Vindhya Telelinks, Viom Networks, Virgo Consultants, Vodafone Idea, West Coast Optilinks, etc.
  • The Indian telecom infrastructure industry has demonstrated great strength and resilience in managing massive data loads during the Covid pandemic in 2020. Despite the data consumption peaking at 12 GB per user per month, the telecom networks did not fail even for a day.
  • The pandemic has accelerated the adoption of next-generation technologies such as automation and virtualisation, and has given a new impetus to indoor connectivity, creating a robust demand for digital infrastructure. These trends will continue to shape the sector in a post-Covid world as well, and IP-1s are geared up to seize this opportunity.
  • In recent years, towercos have shifted their business focus from traditional offerings to new and emerging areas such as fibre, small cells, Wi-Fi, IoT, smart poles and data centres, in a bid to become end-to-end digital infrastructure providers. This has helped towercos in strengthening their position in the evolving digital value chain, with greater participation in programmes like Digital India and the Smart Cities Mission.
  • Telecom towers today can host several digital components such as smart LED lights, Wi-Fi access points, cameras for surveillance, active geo-location transponders for location-based services, sensors for air quality monitoring, electric vehicle charging points, advertisement billboards, etc., all on a single structure.
  • Smart solutions are also being leveraged for improving the site O&M. Automation, real-time monitoring of sites, use of data analytics are some of the emerging trends that are helping in the efficient management of site operations, reduction of fuel pilferage and optimisation of energy consumption.
  • 5G is no longer a hyped technology. It is being rolled out across the world, and is likely to come to India very soon. 5G will require massive network densification – more number of towers at shorter distances, at least 80 per cent of site fiberisation, and tens of thousands of small cell deployment. It will also require a strong network of edge data centres. Towercos can house and manage such edge data centres on their sites given their experience in managing distributed infrastructure assets.
  • Going forward, towercos should focus on taking up the role of neutral hosts to provide end-to-end infrastructure to multiple telecom operators and service providers in a non-discriminatory, transparent and cost-effective manner. This will support telcos and service providers in network expansion, particularly 5G proliferation, and help accelerate the roll-out of in-building solutions like FTTx, Wi-Fi, DAS and small cells.
  • It is important for the government to provide its support to industry stakeholders by enhancing the role of IP-1s, thus allowing active infrastructure sharing, and streamlining right-of-way (RoW) processes, all of which will be critical for an aggressive infrastructure roll-out.
  • In March 2020, TRAI had recommended enhancing the scope of IP-1s, allowing them to deploy active components such as fibre, antennae and Wi-Fi to encourage and facilitate the creation of a common shareable active infrastructure. These recommendations still await a nod from the Department of Telecommunications.
  • Further, the tardy implementation of the NDCP 2018 has been a cause for concern for industry stakeholders. The policy elucidates some game changing practices such as the Fibre First initiative and Broadband for All. Thus, its expeditious and effective implementation is crucial for the industry. Similarly, the poor state-level alignment with the RoW Rules, 2016, must be addressed urgently so as to guard IP-1s against exorbitant charges and complex procedures.
  • The mission of this virtual conference is to highlight critical telecom infrastructure-related issues, assess new and upcoming opportunities, and discuss the initiatives required to achieve India’s ambitious broadband targets. It will also provide industry stakeholders a platform for sharing experiences, and showcasing the latest innovations and technologies.
(DAY 1)
WELCOME REMARKS
  • Welcome remarks by tele.net
SECTOR TRENDS: FROM TOWERCOS TO NETCOS
Questions/Topics:

  • What are the key emerging trends in the telecom infrastructure industry in India?
  • What is your outlook for technology/digital infrastructure acceleration in the post-Covid era?
  • What should be the key priorities and focus areas for towercos in the coming years? What are some of the key emerging business models for the industry?
  • Presentation by Swapnil Srivastava, Global Analyst Leader, TMT, EY
KEYNOTE SESSION : ATC’S PERSPECTIVE
Questions/Topics:

  • How has the Indian telecom infrastructure space evolved over the years?
  • What are the key challenges that continue to plague the Indian telecom tower and infrastructure industry? How can these be addressed?
  • What are ATC India’s key focus areas for the next two years?
  • Remarks by Amit Sharma, EVP Special Advisor and Chairman Asia Pacific, ATC
ROW: CURRENT STATUS AND THE WAY FORWARD
Questions/Topics:

  • What is the current status of implementation of RoW rules across states?
  • What are the key issues and challenges?
  • How can the telecom industry work in collaboration with various departments to resolve the issues?
  • Presentation by T.R. Dua, Director General, TAIPA
SMART CITIES : REQUIREMENTS OF SMART COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
Questions/Topics:

  • What are the communication infrastructure needs and requirements under the Smart Cities Mission? What are the key opportunities for telecom players?
  • What has been towercos’ experience under the mission?
  • What are the key challenges in telecom infrastructure deployment for such projects?

Presentation/Remarks by (in alphabetical order):

  • Pradeep Kumar Agarwal, Advisor, Gurugram Smart City
  • Annirudhha Shahapure, Chief Knowledge Officer, Pune Smart City
TELCO PERSPECTIVE: NETWORK EXPANSION AND INVESTMENTS
Questions/Topics:

  • What is your current network size? What are your key telecom infrastructure initiatives?
  • What are the key infrastructure-related requirements for 5G roll-out? What are your views on industry readiness for 5G?
  • What are the key challenges in rolling out infrastructure?
  • What are your network expansion and investment plans for the coming years?

Panel discussion among (in alphabetical order):

  • Abdul Ashfaq, National Head, Fiber Planning, Bharti Airtel
  • Satish Jamadagni, Vice president, Network Planning Engineering, Reliance Jio and Vice Chair of Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India
  • Representative from Vodafone Idea Limited
RESOURCE GENERATION STRATEGY FOR INDIA’S TELECOM INFRASTRUCTURE SECTOR
Questions/Topics:

  • What are the key challenges related to resource generation?
  • What are some of the strategies to attract investments to build massive digital infrastructure and services as well as support 5G and related services?
  • Remarks by Umang Das, Chairman, Foreign Investors India Forum
EMERGING GROWTH AREAS: FOCUS ON SMART POLES AND EDGE DATA CENTRES
Questions/Topics:

  • What are some of the non-core opportunities, such as smart poles, EV charging points and surveillance, being explored by the industry?
  • What is the economic case for co-locating data centres at tower sites?
  • What are the key issues and challenges in implementing these solutions? What is the market outlook?
  • Presentation by Neelesh Kelkar, Head Smart Cities, Indus Towers
SITE O&M AND ENERGY MANAGEMENT
Questions/Topics:

  • What are the current energy consumption and management trends in the telecom infrastructure space?
  • What are the current practices adopted by towercos to ensure energy efficiency?
  • What are the risks and challenges? What are the historical and expected returns?

Panel discussion among (in alphabetical order):

  • Vijay Jain, Chief Operating Officer, Tower Vision
  • Sarraju Narasinga Rao, Chief Technical Officer, OMC
  • Kaushik Pal, CEO – Asia, Roadis
  • Sanjay Saxena, Circle Head, ATC
MAKE IN INDIA OPPORTUNITY – ITI LIMITED’S PERSPECTIVE
Questions/Topics:

  • What has been the progress under the Make in India programme for the Indian telecom infrastructure industry?
  • What are the key opportunities?
  • Presentation by D Venkateswarlu, Director, Production, ITI Limited
(DAY 2)
RECAP OF DAY 1
  • Recap by tele.net
SITE FIBERISATION
Questions/Topics:

  • What is the current level of tower site fiberisation in the country? What will be the key drivers?
  • What are the key challenges? How can these be addressed?
  • Presentation/Remarks by Alka Asthana, CTO, Indus Towers…
IN-BUILDING CONNECTIVITY – FOCUS ON DAS, SMALL CELLS, FTTX AND WI-FI
Questions/Topics:

  • What is the potential of in-building solutions, especially as working from home becomes the new normal? What is the current status of roll-out?
  • What are the issues and challenges in implementing these solutions?
  • What are your views on the policy and regulatory environment? What is the market outlook?

Panel discussion among (in alphabetical order):

  • Sanjeev Bedekar, Chairman, FTTX committee, BIF
  • R. Srinivas , Member, Technical Committee – ITPI, Town & Country Planner, Town and Country Planning Organisation
  • C.S. Rao,Chairman and Co-Founder, QuadGen Wireless Solutions
STATE FOCUS I : UPDATE ON TELECOM INFRASTRUCTURE INITIATIVES
Questions/Topics:

  • What are the key telecom infrastructure initiatives taken in your state? What are your future plans in this regard?
  • What are the key highlights of your telecom infrastructure policy?
  • What are the opportunities for telecom infra providers?
  • Presentation by B. Sundar, Special Secretary, Department of ITEC, Government of Andhra Pradesh…
STATE FOCUS II : UPDATE ON TELECOM INFRASTRUCTURE INITIATIVES
Questions/Topics:

  • What are the key telecom infrastructure initiatives taken in your state? What are your future plans in this regard?
  • What are the key highlights of your telecom infrastructure policy?
  • What are the opportunities for telecom infra providers?
  • Presentation by Santulan Chaubey, Joint Director, Department of IT, Government of NCT of Delhi
GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE
Questions/Topics:

  • What are the key emerging trends in the tele infra space globally?
  • What are the key challenges?
  • What lessons can be learnt by Indian players?
  • Remarks by Sairam Prasad, CTO, IHS Towers
BUILDING 5G NETWORKS
Questions/Topics:

  • What is the industry readiness for 5G roll-out? What are the realistic timelines and investment requirements?
  • What are the key use cases from India’s perspective?
  • What are the key technology and infrastructure trends that will shape the 5G landscape in India?

Panel discussion among (in alphabetical order):

  • Rohit Kaw, Director, Systems Engineering, Global Service Provider, Cisco Systems India
  • Jatinder Khurana, Sales Director, Ciena
  • Rajiv Mahajan, Senior Vice President (Sales), Tejas Networks
ACTIVE INFRASTRUCTURE SHARING
Questions/Topics:

  • What are the resolved and unresolved challenges related to active infrastructure sharing?
  • What is the cost economics of active infrastructure sharing? What has been the industry experience?
  • Is the regulatory environment conducive for such sharing in India?
  • Presentation by KPMG

Some of the confirmed speakers for the current edition include:

  • B Sundar, Special Secretary, Department of ITEC, Government of Andhra Pradesh
  • R Srinivas, Member, Technical Committee – ITPI, Town & Country Planner , Town and Country Planning Organisation
  • Amit Sharma, Chairman, Asia Pacific, ATC
  • Sanjeev Bedekar, Chairman, FTTX committee, Broadband India Forum
  • Umang Das, Chairman, Foreign Investors India Forum
  • CS Rao, Chairman and Co-Founder, QuadGen Wireless Solutions
  • Alka Asthana, Chief Technology Officer, Indus Towers
  • Sairam Prasad, Chief Technology Officer, IHS Towers
  • Sarraju Narasinga Rao, Chief Technical Officer, OMC Power
  • Vijay Jain, COO, Tower Vision
  • R. Dua, Director General, TAIPA
  • K. Mishra, Director, CM, BSNL
  • Santulan Chaubey, Joint Director, Department of IT, Govt of NCT of Delhi
  • Debashish Bhattacharya, Dy. Director General, Broadband India Forum
  • Jatinder Khurana, Sales Director, Ciena
  • TV Ramachandran, President, Broadband India Forum
  • Deepak Saxena, Vice President, Vodafone Idea Limited
  • Satish Jamadagni, Vice president, Network Planning Engineering at Reliance Jio and Vice Chair of Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India
  • Rajiv Mahajan, Sr. Vice President (Sales), Tejas Networks
  • Pradeep Agarwal, Advisor, Gurugram Smart City
  • Sanjay Saxena, Circle Head, ATC
  • Neelesh Kelkar,  ‎Lead Emerging Businesses Digitization and Smart City, Indus Towers
  • Abdul Ashfaq, General Manager, Bharti Airtel
  • Swapnil Srivastava, Global Analyst Leader, TMT, EY

The conferences are targeted at top and middle-level managers from:

  • Telecom operators
  • Other investors
  • 4G service/solution providers
  • Telecom tower manufacturers
  • Policymakers and regulators
  • Power solution providers
  • 5G technology providers
  • Infrastructure equipment manufacturers
  • Infrastructure service providers
  • Energy efficient technology providers
  • Technology providers
  • Legal and management consultants
  • Broadband service providers
  • Energy management consultants
  • Engineering design consultants
  • Supporting infrastructure companies
  • Civil contractors
  • Industry analysts
  • Financial institutions
  • Renewable energy companies
  • Infrastructure developers
  • Wireless internet service providers
  • OFC manufacturers
  • Telecom equipment manufacturers, etc.

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  • March 18, 2021 (Thursday) - March 19, 2021 (Friday)
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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