To mark 20 years of its existence, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) organized a two-day Seminar on 'Digital Broadcasting in India: Way Forward' on 4th & 5th May 2017 in New Delhi. The Seminar was inaugurated by the country’s Minister for Information & Broadcasting, M Venkaiah Naidu.
The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) organized a seminar on ‘Digitization in Broadcasting and Cable Services- Achievements, Issues and Way Forward’ in Chandigarh on May 20, 2017.
India is getting future ready and has started serious work on identifying and formalizing the standards for the rollout of 5G. The standards are likely to be ready by 2018. This was stated by the D P De, Sr DDG, Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC) at the 5G India 2017 Conference, held in New Delhi on May 12. TEC is the nodal agency of the Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications, Government of India, and is responsible for drawing up of standards, generic requirements, interface requirements, service requirements and specifications for telecom products, services and networks.
“The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (I&B) has initiated discussions with the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, on the modalities of setting up a Copyright Board which would oversee strict implementation of IP laws for the entertainment industry, particularly the film sector,” said Ajay Mittal, Secretary, Information & Broadcasting, Government of India, while inaugurating the 18th edition of FICCI FRAMES 2017, in Mumbai on 21st March 2017.
“1.7 crore people have downloaded the Bhim app and India’s digital economy will be worth $1 trillion in the coming years. Today, no change can happen without the involvement of people and hence we want more and more participation from the citizens of the country,” said the special guest of honour Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Law and Justice and Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India, while inaugurating the 3rd Digital India Summit and Award, organised by Times Network in New Delhi on March 23.
The CABLE TV SHOW 2017 KOLKATA, one of the largest show on satellite and cable television & broadband in India, was a roaring success this year with numerous and leading business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) units coming together at the Netaji Indoor Stadium for three days from January 4 to January 6.
The stakes are rising! With AsiaPac pay-TV & broadband revenues set to touch US$14 billion in 2016, multichannel TV and digital media owners, carriers and investors are ever more reliant on innovative content, original delivery platforms and closer connections with customers. With average economic growth outperforming the rest of the world, Asia Pac represents more than half the global population and best of all, customers are still young -- and they have money to spend!
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) released a draft Telecommunication (Broadcasting and Cable Services) (Eighth) (Addressable Systems) Tariff Order, 2016 on 10 October 2016. The draft Tariff Order aims to create an enabling environment for orderly growth of the television broadcasting sector in the light of various developments related to technology, emergence of multiple distribution platforms, evolving business models, and enhanced addressability across platforms.
The 26th Broadcast India Show concluded on 22 October in Mumbai, and was easily the most exciting Broadcast India Show yet. With thousands of eager, high-quality trade visitors swarming the show floor, a sentiment signalling highly-beneficial exchanges and interactions echoed through the halls of the Bombay Exhibition Centre and was at the tip of our exhibitors’ tongues.
India’s Premier Professional AudioVisual (Pro-AV) and Information Communications Technology (ICT) Show Sets New Benchmarks For Visitors, Exhibitors and Summit Delegates, Winning Plaudits for Its Cutting-edge Solutions for Building Smart Cities and Plugging Businesses Into the Hyper-connected World
Cable Quest magazine was launched in 1994 in English Language to keep the cable Television and Satellite Broadcasting industry informed of the latest developments in technology, international trends and regulations. Overwhelming response to the magazine and a huge demand for a Hindi version of Cable Quest from Cable Operators, majority of whom are not conversant with English language, inspired us to launch Cable Quest in Hindi.
3-Day CableNet Expovision-2016 held in Hyderabad from 24-26 July 2016
Robots, Virtual Reality, Drones, and Smart Devices – these are the innovations fueled by digital transformation that will pave the way of Asia Pacific’s future. With digitisation and smart technologies enhancing productivity, these innovations form the heart of CommunicAsia2016, EnterpriseIT2016and BroadcastAsia2016 which held, from 31 May to 3 June 2016, at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.
PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry celebrated World Telecom Day organizing a conference on Information & Communication Technologies (ICTs) Entrepreneurship for Social Impact on May 17, 2016 at PH D House, New Delhi.
The emergence of new technologies in the satellite industry, including the arrival of HTS GSO and NGSO systems, is prompting the industry to embrace a substantial shift – from offering one-size-fits-all capacity to creating value propositions better tailored to customers’ fast-growing, diverse demand and the price pressures in dynamic economic circumstances.
In an interesting and memorable iteration of the government’s priorities and agenda for digital and IT for the nation, Hon’ble Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology Mr Ravi Shankar Prasad said, “IT plus IT equals IT,” alluding to the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who, he said, believes that India’s Talent plus Information Technology would give us India’s Tomorrow.
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