Convergence Plus
Press Release
Monday, April 19, 2021
Industry First: Anritsu’s MT8000A and MediaTek M80 5G Modem achieve over 7Gbps Downlink Throughput with FR1+FR2 Dual Connectivity

Anritsu Corporation is pleased to announce that its Radio Communication Test Station MT8000A successfully achieved a downlink (DL) throughput over 7 Gbps using FR1+FR2 Dual Connectivity (DC) technology and 256QAM modulation in 5G Standalone (SA) mode in conjunction with MediaTek’s latest M80 5G modem. This industry-first achievement demonstrates Anritsu’s commitment to contribute to the development and wider rollout of new 5G services, which, through its collaboration with MediaTek, verifies leading-edge 5G technology features.

Together MediaTek and Anritsu have been focusing on development and testing of both FR1 and FR2 technologies and functions. Increasing data throughput based on FR1+FR2 DC and 256QAM has been one of the latest successes in this ongoing partnership.

FR1+FR2 DC combines FR1 and FR2 technologies to improve data throughput per user by grouping cell base stations with different frequency ranges to transmit data; the 256QAM modulation technology uses advanced RF and signal-processing technologies to support faster communications by sending 8 bits of data in a single symbol.

Increased data throughput has been a key factor in facilitating rich mobile services, and the combination of FR1+FR2 DC technology with 256QAM supporting DL throughput speeds greater than 7 Gbps represents an important milestone in future growth of 5G services. Anritsu, in partnership with MediaTek, will continue to play a proactive role in future development of leading 5G communications technologies.

“Anritsu’s powerful test platform has help prove the technology-leading capabilities of the MediaTek M80 5G modem,” said JS Pan, General Manager of Wireless Communication System and Partnership at MediaTek “Our continued partnership with Anritsu will lead to early development and faster time to market (TTM) for our global 5G mobile devices.”

On achieving this joint test result, Takeshi Shima, President of Test & Measurement Company, Anritsu Corporation said, “By offering our leading test solutions, Anritsu is happy to have assisted MediaTek in development of its market-leading 5G products. We look forward to continuing our future partnership with MediaTek in clearing the path for advanced 5G to contribute to building a happy and rich global culture through new wireless technology.”

ETS-Lindgren and Anritsu Announce 5G NR Stand-Alone Mode and Carrier Aggregation Test Support

Anritsu MT8000A Integrates with ETS-Lindgren EMQuest EMQ-100™ to Support Evolving Standards Developed by Global Operator and Standards Bodies —

CEDAR PARK, TX, and ALLEN, TX – March 25, 2021 – ETS-Lindgren and Anritsu Company continue years of successful collaboration on 5G test capability with verification of stand-alone (SA), dual-connection (EN-DC), and several carrier aggregation combinations within ETS-Lindgren’s EMQuest EMQ-100™ Antenna Measurement Software using Anritsu’s Radio Communication Test Station MT8000A. The additional 5G connection modes and band scenarios allow the construction of tests mimicking network settings particular to an individual wireless carrier. As smartphones, modules, and base stations utilizing 5G transceivers continue to expand to new applications and form factors, over-the-air (OTA) testing provides confirmation that the device will perform well in the intended network and use case.

“Adapting the link settings to match the dozens of 5G network configurations found worldwide was an important milestone,” said James Young, Director, Business Development with ETS-Lindgren. “The device manufacturers gain critical insight on antenna and radio performance from these radiated tests, as all the discrete systems come together in the final form. EMQuest EMQ-100 and MT8000A now link to commercially available 5G devices driven by different chipsets in SA mode. This collaborative work between ETS-Lindgren and Anritsu is critical for our test lab customer base who rely on the test system to handle whatever link settings are available on the chipset.”

Anritsu Wireless Market Development Manager Keyvan Yasami added, “Our collaboration with ETS-Lindgren addresses SA and carrier aggregation testing needs to create a solution that helps test labs and OEMs keep current with the expanding requirements of global operators, regulatory bodies, and industry standards issued by CTIA and 3GPP. We will continue to work with fellow market leaders such as ETS-Lindgren to ensure maximum utilization of 5G test equipment and chambers.”

ETS-Lindgren’s EMQuest EMQ-100 offers a wide range of fully parameterized test methods for measuring basic antenna performance metrics, as well as testing both radiated and conducted performance of various wireless devices. Flexible in its design, the EMQuest EMQ-100 can be used to analyze antennas in SA applications, or to test an embedded antenna system and radio module against any of the industry standard OTA radiated performance test requirements.

Anritsu’s MT8000A test platform supports the latest 5G technologies, including wideband signal processing and beamforming required by 5G NR enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB). The MT8000A all-in-one platform supports FR1 and mmWave band (FR2) signaling RF tests covering 400 MHz to 7.125 GHz, as well as the 28 GHz and 39 GHz 5G NR bands. The MT8000A supports both non-stand-alone (NSA) and SA modes and is the first 5G NR test platform to support 5G NR channel models implemented via digital baseband fading. It can also be paired with the LTE-A Radio Communication Analyzer MT8821C to provide a natural upgrade path to 5G for existing LTE customers.

Click here for more information on ETS-Lindgren's Wireless Test Solutions, including the industry-leading AMS family of test chambers and EMQuest antenna measurement software. You’ll find ETS-Lindgren’s solutions overview for 5G wireless testing here, including the 5G upgrade package for existing OTA test systems installed by ETS-Lindgren and other manufacturers. You can also visit the Anritsu’s Path to 5G Resource Center. This comprehensive information portal has webinars, technical literature, and other educational materials to help in the design, manufacture, and deployment of 5G technologies.

Matrix Comsec Hereby Announces Participation in the Upcoming

Convergence 2021, to be held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from 24th – 26th March ’21 Get Ready To Be Awe-inspired by Cutting Edge Tech-volutions.

Matrix Comsec proudly declares its presence and participation in the 28th Convergence 2021, to be held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from 24th – 26th March ’21. Matrix will be showcasing its complete innovation-driven range of Enterprise IP-PBXs, Unified Communication Server for Modern Enterprises, IP-PBX for SMB & SME, VoIP & GSM Gateways, and a new portfolio of IP Communication endpoints.

The dynamic nature of swiftly evolving next-gen workforce and space does not wait for anyone and neither do we at Matrix. With a mantra of “We Aid All”, our tech evolutions thrive to cater to every firm that scouts cutting-edge developments, regardless of its scale, structure, or sort. At Convergence expo, Matrix will put forth a plethora of reliably feature-rich solutions, the bifurcated categories of which can be highlighted as:

The SOHO Solutions:
With targeting the pain areas of minimal enterprises standing at the core of these tailored solutions, Matrix brings forth

1. ETERNITY PENX - The Highly Customizable IP-PBX Solution
2. ETERNITY NENX - The SOHO IP-PBX Package
3. VISIONPRO - The Digital PBX for Small Offices

Individually, these next-gen products answer every communication woe any small office/home office might encounter. They are designed to be equipped with major benefits such as cost-effectiveness, telephony asset retention, remote work mobility, and many more.

Visit us at Convergence’2021 to explore their distinguished state-of-art features further!

The Unified Communications Platforms for SARVAM UCS:

It is the exact one-stop package any firm would wish to instill for ensuring staff safety, while not compromising its productivity and efficiency, amidst a pandemic. As an embodiment of limitless remote access and collaborative communication, it literally takes your workflow out of the box(cubicle). Underlying its family, these platforms through avant-garde tech host the SARVAM server to avail its collaborative communication attributes. These include personalized scalability, universal network connectivity, and advanced audio/visual calling features. The platforms are namely:

Specifications

  1. ETERNITY GENX
  1. ETERNITY MENX
  1. ETERNITY LENX

IP Users

999

2000

2000

Digital Users

96

128

128

Analog Users

240

512

1296



Dive deeper into how your corporate enterprise can boost productivity through these with Matrix at Convergence’2021

The Open Server IP-PBX - ANANT UCS :

It is an enterprise-grade high capacity, high durability, and high efficacy software-based communication solution. It connects all the employees on a single platform. It offers a range of enterprise-grade calling features that improve employees’ productivity and speed up the decision-making process. With an in-call redundant system, ANANT UCS boasts of providing the best customer engagement.

Know more about this hardware-independent solution at Convergence 2021!

Apart from these, Matrix will be sharing its exclusive yet wide range of solutions that are crafted to drive the business sphere towards a tech-savvy tomorrow.

“Convergence India is a major tech extravaganza that brings ICT professionals on a common platform to grow. Matrix is eager to participate in showcasing its latest Telecom solutions such as Unified Communication Servers/Platforms, Universal Media Gateways, User Terminals, and furthermore to Convergence’s high-end audience this year.

Together We Envision, Together We Move, Together We Grow. ” Said Kaushal Kadakia Marketing Manager, Matrix Comsec.

Become a part of the Industrial Future. Learn more about Matrix Telecom and Security solutions, by visiting us at booth #A4-157, Hall A4B Convergence 2021 scheduled from 24-26 March, Delhi.

Anritsu and Tektronix Introduce PCI Express® 5.0 Test System

All-in-one Solution Combines Anritsu MP1900A BERT, Tektronix DPO70000SX to Ensure High-speed ICs, Devices, and Networks are in Compliance with PCIe® 5.0 Standard

Anritsu Corporation President Hirokazu Hamada and Tektronix, Inc. announce to provide an automated PCI Express® 5.0 (PCIe Gen5) test solution combining Anritsu’s Signal Quality Analyzer-R MP1900A BERT series with Tektronix’s DPO70000SX series 70 GHz Real-time Oscilloscope and automation software. The all-in-one solution supports tests of PCIe 5.0 electrical characteristics, physical-layer protocol analysis, and transmitter/receiver and Link Equalization Training (LEQ) tests to facilitate efficient development of high-speed ICs, devices, and networks used in emerging environments, including 5G.

Anritsu and Tektronix end-to-end solution can be quickly configured to support required PCIe 5.0 specifications and supports automated transmitter test, receiver jitter tolerance test, and Tx/Rx LEQ compliance test items. It incorporates waveform-calibration automation software with analysis function using event trigger and high-speed calibration between the MP1900A BERT and DPO70000SX oscilloscope to reduce test times. Cost-of-test is lowered as the solution supports PCIe 1.0-5.0 without a hardware upgrade and can upgrade to PCIe 6.0 test capability with a minimum hardware investment.

M5 Technologies Signs India Distribution Agreement with VOIC Networks

New Delhi, Delhi Feb 11, 2021 - M5 Technologies (Formerly Media5 Corporation) leading manufacturer of VOIP media gateways and Enterprise session border controllers join hands with VOIC Networks, India’s Leading ICT Technology distributors to explore the Indian market.

VOIC Networks will promote the complete range of Enterprise session border controller and Media Gateway products and offer full support and training for channel partners and system integrators. At a strategic level, the agreement will allow VOIC Networks to offer Media5 VOIP Media gateway and SBC as a bundle with a range of interoperable UC and CX products brands including Microsoft Teams, Mitel, Genesys, Aspect, Altitude, Unify, and Ericsson.

Mohammed Zameer, Senior VP – M5 Technologies commented “We are very pleased to have VOIC Networks as our distributor in India. In such a crowd market full of challenges and price competition, a strong pairing between Voic network and M5 will be a good choice to explore the business in India. VOIC Networks has proven experience in the VoIP hardware distribution market and offers a high level of support and a comprehensive range of value-added services. We look forward to working with VOIC Networks to grow our India market share.

“We are delighted to be working with M5 who we see as a pioneering player in the Enterprise session border controller and VOIP media gateways. With growing interest in unified communications, we want to work with our channel partners so that their customers get the most out of their investment in technologies such as Microsoft Teams. Our aim is to build a strong partnership with M5 that will address the new and future needs of the unified communications channels and service providers in India” said Rohan Fernandes who heads Partner & Alliances at VOIC Networks.

Anritsu in Collaboration with Qualcomm Achieves GCF Approval for Industry First Voice over New Radio (VoNR) Test Cases

ME7873NR Promotes 5G Terminal Market Launch. Anritsu Corporation in collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. is pleased to announce that it’s 5G RF Conformance Test System ME7873NR has achieved the world’s first approval from GCF for the mmWave (FR2) 3GPP TS38.521-4 Demodulation/CSI Conformance Testing (Performance test hereafter), required for 5G NR RF Conformance tests.

Anritsu Corporation is pleased to announce that the GCF (Global Certification forum) CAG (Certification Agreement Group) has approved the industry first VoNR Protocol Conformance tests on the 5G NR Mobile Device Test Platform ME7834NR powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X60 5G Modem-RF System from Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. at their CAG#65 meeting held in January 2021.

“5G NR standards are driven mainly by data services, however voice / video communication is essential for full adoption of a new technology, hence support for VoNR on network and devices is a key enabler for deployment of 5G Standalone (SA) mode networks” said Mr. Shinya Ajiro General Manager of Anritsu Mobile Solutions Division “Our collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies continues to grow stronger and together we are able to support the wireless industry achieve yet another important milestone”

The conformance tests are defined by 3GPP in TS 34.229-5 and have earlier been verified by Anritsu at 3GPP RAN WG5 (Radio Access Network Working Group 5). These tests have also been submitted to PTCRB (PCS Type Certification Review Board) PVG (PTCRB Validation group) for approval in the upcoming PVG#92 meeting.

The 5G NR Mobile Device Test Platform ME7834NR is registered with both the GCF and PTCRB as Test Platform (TP) 251.

The ME7834NR is a test platform for 3GPP-based Protocol Conformance Test (PCT) and Carrier Acceptance Testing (CAT) of mobile devices incorporating Multiple Radio Access Technologies (RAT). It supports 5G NR in both Standalone (SA) and Non-Standalone (NSA) mode in addition to LTE, LTE-Advanced (LTE-A), LTE-A Pro, and W-CDMA. When combined with Anritsu’s new OTA chamber MA8171A and RF converters, the ME7834NR covers the sub-6 GHz and millimeter wave (mmWave) 5G frequency bands.

Anritsu Collaborates with Qualcomm to Achieve World-First GCF Certification for 5G RF mmWave Demodulation/CSI Conformance Test

ME7873NR Promotes 5G Terminal Market Launch. Anritsu Corporation in collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. is pleased to announce that it’s 5G RF Conformance Test System ME7873NR has achieved the world’s first approval from GCF for the mmWave (FR2) 3GPP TS38.521-4 Demodulation/CSI Conformance Testing (Performance test hereafter), required for 5G NR RF Conformance tests.

GCF certified Anritsu’s ME7873NR Performance test for 5G NR FR2 non-standalone (NSA) mode tests implemented in collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies at the January 2021 CAG meeting. Prior to this GCF certification, Anritsu has been a key player at 3GPP RAN5 meetings, the body responsible for formulating RF Conformance test standards.

This certification facilitates confirmation of 5G mmWave throughput per unit time in a fading environment, helping assure terminal performance under near-to-live usage test conditions, and driving widespread rollout of commercial 5G services. Additionally, 5G NR device developers can also use the ME7873NR for other non-Performance tests to validate device design compliance with 3GPP standards and test performance. Anritsu expects the ME7873NR to play a key role in commercial 5G mobile network services by promoting the 5G terminal market launch.

Anritsu’s General Manager of Anritsu’s Mobile Solutions Division, Mr. Shinya Ajiro, commented, “Anritsu’s collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies from the earliest testing stage has helped promote GCF certification for FR2. For the future, we plan to lead in mobile certifications to help grow the 5G ecosystem.”

Product Outline
New Radio RF Conformance Test System ME7873NR
The ME7873NR is an automated test system for 3GPP TS 38.521/TS 38.533 5G NR RF and RRM tests. It supports both 5G NR standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) modes. Moreover, combination with the CATR Anechoic Chamber MA8172A for 5G OTA tests covers the frequency bands used not only by 3GPP FR1 (Sub-6 GHz) but also by FR2 (mmWave). The easy-to-configure system can be tailored to match each customer’s measurement conditions.

Customers already owning the predecessor LTE-Advanced RF Conformance Test System ME7873LA can upgrade easily to the ME7873NR to obtain the latest RF test system at high cost-performance efficiency.

Anritsu publish 116-Gbit/s PAM4 Error Detector FEC Analysis Function for Signal Quality Analyzer MP1900A-R

Anritsu Corporation (President Hirokazu Hamada) has published details on the MP1900A web site about its new FEC Analysis function of the 116-Gbit/s PAM4 Error Detector (ED) MU196040B option for the Signal Quality Analyzer-R MP1900A series.

The MP1900A series is a high-quality bit error rate tester (BERT) for evaluating next-generation 400 and 800GbE*1 high-speed devices and transceivers. The newly announced FEC Analysis function is the first time for a BERT to support real-time measurement of Forward Error Correction (FEC) Symbol Errors*2; in addition to conventional bit error measurement, it also supports jitter tolerance*3 measurements for assessing error correction capability using FEC as required by transmissions using high-speed PAM4*4 signals. Sales of this new MU196040B option start in March 2021.

Background
Data centers supporting next-generation, high-speed, large-capacity 5G mobile communications are progressing with introduction of equipment meeting the 400GbE communications standard, while also starting investigation of 800GbE and 1.6 TbE standards to facilitate even faster speeds. The PAM4 transmission method used by 400GbE expresses digital data using four voltage levels per unit time to transmit twice as much data compared to the earlier conventional NRZ*5 method. However, due to the narrower differences between the four voltage levels, the greater susceptibility to noise and transmission path losses makes error-free transmission more difficult than using the conventional NRZ method. As a result, error correction using FEC is applied to assure transmission quality. Consequently, evaluation of devices and transceivers supporting PAM4 not only requires jitter tolerance and sensitivity evaluations based on conventional bit error and error-free measurements, but also requires measurement of error correction capability using FEC.

Product Outline To meet the above-described need, Anritsu has added this new FEC Analysis function for detecting FEC Symbol Errors based on the 400GbE FEC standard to its PAM4 ED with world-beating input-sensitivity performance. Using this new function, changes in bit errors and FEC Symbol Errors with changes in input amplitude and jitter conditions can be monitored in real-time to quickly and reproducibly evaluate when Symbol Error counts exceed the correction ability of FEC. Moreover, since this new FEC Analysis function is compatible with conventional jitter tolerance automatic measurement software, one-button jitter tolerance measurement is supported based on whether or not error correction using FEC is possible. The Signal Quality Analyzer-R MP1900A series is the market-leading BERT for testing various high-speed interfaces, including 400GbE and future 800GbE, etc. Adding the high-sensitivity PAM4 ED MU196040B with expanded FEC Analysis functions supporting reliable bit error and FEC Symbol Error measurements will help cut development times for high-speed devices and transceivers.

Anritsu Upgrades MT8870A with LTE-V2X Functions

Fast Automatic LTE-V2X Device Evaluations to Increase Mass-Production Productivity. February 12, 2020 –Anritsu Corporation has released two new software options for its Universal Wireless Test Set MT8870A to measure RF characteristics of 3GPP-compliant LTE-V2X (PC5) devices, helping to facilitate the smooth rollout of cellular-V2X commercialization.

The new software options include: LTE-V2X Tx Measurement MX887068A and LTE-V2X Waveforms MV887068A. Installing the new options in the MT8870A enables the industry's fastest, fully automatic, non-signaling based LTE-V2X TRx tests. Moreover, customers already using the MT8870A can extend its functionality simply by installing this software to help hold-down equipment investment.

The new software expands the capabilities of the Universal Wireless Test Set MT8870A, which is designed for mass-production test of multi-standard wireless systems. In addition to LTE-V2X and IEEE 802.11p(DSRC) for automotive solution, the test set also supports the latest 5G sub-6 GHz, LTE, NB-IoT, Cat-M, WLAN and Bluetooth standards. With four TRX measurement modules installed in the MT8870A, four DUTs (devices under test) can be connected and measured simultaneously. Different wireless systems can be measured in parallel, as well, helping reduce measurement time and product line test equipment footprint.

Anritsu developed this MT8870A solution to increase the mass-production efficiency of V2X devices and chipsets and help to accelerate C-V2X service commercialization.

INDIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IS ORGANIZING, SEMINAR ON INSOLVENCY & BANKRUPTCY CODE – WAY FORWARD TO BE HELD ON 12TH FEBRUARY AT WORLD TRADE CENTRE, MUMBAI, INDIA

Founded in 1925, Indian Chamber of Commerce is one of the oldest and most proactive industry associations in the country today. The theme for the year 2018-19 has been chosen as –People, Planet and Profit (PPP) with a hope to engage with the government, academia and the public at large to guide its members to run their business effectively while becoming more conscious of its responsibilities towards people and environment.

According to the World Bank, before IBC, the time taken to resolve stressed loans was 4.3 years and recovery rate was 26% for financial creditors. Two years into IBC, this has improved to 48% recovery, which takes about 1-1.5 years through the IBC (79 resolution cases). Recent Amendments have also been made in the Code to make it more viable but there are few pain points which need to be addressed.

The objective of the seminar would be

  • Creating a Pathway for broader participation of Various Stakeholders to share diversified perspective over Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 along with the implications of the recent changes made in the code.
  • To demonstrate the various ways in which effective development and regulatory structure can be formulated on the basics of principles and provisions of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016.
  • To evaluate the performance of IBC, 2016 and to lay down future roadmap to achieve the objective and vision of IBC Code 2016
IBC seminar will bring together leading Law makers, Regulators, Judges, Government Experts, Corporate professionals and other stakeholders enabling them to discuss various opportunities and challenges in the functioning of IBC and other key issues pertaining to IBC and investing in stressed assets on a common platform.

Topics to be covered:
  • Challenges & Opportunities in IBC
  • Role of Government in making the IBC process less stressful for stakeholders
  • IBC Then and Now – The Journey so far
  • Investing in Stressed Assets – The Next Opportunity
Confirmed Speakers:
  • Mr. Bahram Vakil, Founder, AZB & Partners
  • Hon’ble Member Shri Rajasekhar VK, Judicial, NCLT Mumbai Bench
  • Shri. S. Ramann, MD and CEO, National E-Governance Services Limited (NeSL)
  • Mr. S Salee, Chief General Manager, Stressed Assets Management Group, State Bank of India
  • Mr. Ashish Chhawchharia, Partner & Head - Restructuring Services, Grant Thornton & Chairman, ICC Stressed Asset Resolution Committee
  • Mr. Nilanjan Sinha, Head Legal, India & South East Asia, ICICI Bank
  • Mr. K.H. Sarma, JGM – Legal, L&T Infrastructure Development Projects Ltd
  • Mr. Amarjit Singh Chandhiok, President, INSOL India
  • Mr. Vinayak Bahuguna, CEO & MD, ARCIL
  • Shri. Anil C. Raj, Chief General Manager, Stressed Assets Stabilization Fund (SASF)
  • Mr. Sundaresh Bhat, Partner and Leader, Business Restructuring Services, Deal Advisory Services, BDO
  • Mr. Satwinder Singh, Partner, Vaish Associates Advocates
  • Mr. Venkattu Srinivasan, President – Asset Reconstruction Division & member of Group Management Council, Kotak Mahindra Bank
  • Mr. R K Bansal, MD and CEO-Distressed Assets Resolution Business, Edelweiss Asset Reconstruction Company
Who Should Attend?
  • Regulators Credit Institutions Investment funds
  • Banks
  • NBFC
  • Asset Reconstruction
  • Insolvency professionals Legal Firms
  • Financial Institutions CA/CS/ICMAI
  • Corporate
  • Real Estate Investors
  • Financial Consultants
  • Research Scholars Lawyers
  • Global Insolvency Lawyers & Law Firms

Registrations are now open. Interested delegates who wish to attend the program can register by contacting us on Ashwani.singh@indianchamber.net; Mugdha.jani@indianchamber.net or can reach out to us on 9930741638 or 9993446238 for any further details

Matrix Comsec Announces Participation in Convergence 2020, to be Held in the Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from 19th - 21st Feb’20

Vadodara, 20th January 2020, Matrix Comsec has confirmed its participation in the 28th Convergence 2020, to be held in the Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from 19th - 21st February 2020. Matrix will be showcasing its complete range of Enterprise IP-PBXs, Unified Communication Server for Modern Enterprises, IP-PBX for SMB & SME, VoIP & GSM Gateways and new portfolio of IP Communication endpoints.

Matrix is well-known for its indigenous and innovative range of solutions for Unified Communications, IP Video Surveillance, Access Control, and Time-Attendance. Each of our solutions is specifically designed for large, multi-location enterprises, SME and SMB organizations. Matrix Comsec continuously works towards keeping abreast with the constantly upgrading technology by designing and manufacturing solutions that are equipped with the latest technology. Matrix will be presenting some of its indigenously engineered Telecom solutions at the 28th Convergence 2019 Meet.

Event Highlight

Matrix is going to unveil ANANT UCS at the event. ANANT is an enterprise-grade high capacity, high durability, high scalability and high efficacy software-based communication solution. It connects all the employees on a single platform. It offers a range of enterprise grade calling features that improves employees’ productivity and speeds up the decision-making process. With an in-call redundant system, ANANT UCS boasts of providing the best customer engagement. Know more about this hardware independent solution at Convergence 2020!

Products and Solutions at Convergence 2020

  • Matrix range of Media Gateways - Based on SIP (Session Initiation Protocol), these Gateways allow easy integration with most of IP-PBX, TDM PBX, Soft switch and Hosted solutions. Award winning series of Matrix Gateways are perfect for enterprise and carrier-class solutions. Starting from a single port VoIP adaptor to high density VoIP-GSM-PRI-FXO/FXS Gateways, Matrix has one stop solution for every business needs.
  • Matrix NETRA series of 5MP, 3MP and 2MP IP Cameras – offer superior image quality along with True WDR, Intelligent Video Analytics and Edge Recording.
  • Matrix PARAM series of NVR – Network Video Recorders offer High Resolution Recording, Live View of Multiple Streams, Centralized Monitoring without a server, Powerful Investigator and Instant Notifications.
  • Matrix Face recognition - Matrix has revolutionized authentication technology by introducing Face Recognition which provides a great and effortless user experience. Matrix COSEC Face Recognition is based on innovative and deep learning technology with a powerful user identification algorithm that identifies users accurately within no time, even in challenging environmental conditions.

“Convergence India is a major technology event bringing ICT professionals on a common platform. Matrix is all set to showcase its latest Telecom and Security solutions at Convergence this year. We look forward to meeting key decision makers and service providers and give them first-hand experience of our Telecom solutions that are redefining business communications and providing a competitive advantage to our customers worldwide.” Said Vihar Soni, Marketing Manager, Matrix Comsec.

Rakuten Mobile Adopts Anritsu Protocol Test Platform for 5G NR Terminal Acceptance Tests

Anritsu Corporation (President Hirokazu Hamada) is pleased to announce that Rakuten Mobile, Inc. has adopted Anritsu’s 5G NR test solution for 5G New Radio (5G NR) acceptance tests. Anritsu has already been supporting acceptance tests for Rakuten Mobile 4G devices, leading to this new decision to adopt the 5G NR Mobile Device Test Platform ME7834NR and Radio Communication Test Station MT8000A for implementing protocol and RF acceptance tests of the latest 5G NR devices.

Rakuten Mobile will be using these Anritsu test solutions to implement inspection tests of devices with built-in 5G NR technology (carrier acceptance tests).

Anritsu has partnered with Rakuten Mobile to promote strengthened ME7834NR and MT8000A performance and functions supporting acceptance tests for a wide application range, including their 5G smartphones, communications modules, and chipsets.

Anritsu is focusing its efforts on future development of the ME7834NR and MT8000A to help cut development costs for 5G NR terminals and improve service quality, supporting early rollout of new commercial 5G NR communications services.

5G NR Mobile Device Test Platform ME7834NR

The 5G NR Mobile Device Test Platform ME7834NR is a test platform that conforms to 3GPP TS 38.523 complied Protocol Conformance Test (PCT) and Carrier Acceptance Testing (CAT) on both 5G NR Standalone mode (SA) and Non-Standalone mode (NSA).

When combined with Anritsu’s new OTA RF Chamber MA8171A and RF converters, the ME7834NR covers the sub-6 GHz and millimeter wave (mmWave) 5G frequency bands.

The ME7834NR has been designed based on ME7834LA that supports existing LTE, LTE-Advanced (LTE-A), LTE-A Pro, and W-CDMA. The existing system users can upgrade smoothly to the 5G compliant system making use of the proven LTE-A test environment.

Radio Communication Test Station MT8000A

The Radio Communication Test Station MT8000A test platform is for development of the latest communications technologies, such as wideband signal processing, beam forming, etc., required by 5G systems. It simulates base station operations to test the performance and functions of 5G terminals and chipsets now in development. Both the Sub-6 GHz and mmWave bands used by 5G are supported using one MT8000A, while combined use with a radio-wave chamber also supports mmWave signal quality and communications protocol tests in an Over The Air (OTA) environment.

CloudConnect :- In India’s newly hyperconnected, mobile-first world, businesses

CloudConnect :- In India’s newly hyperconnected, mobile-first world, businesses need to move beyond the limitations and cost-inefficiencies of traditional Business Communication Systems. CloudConnect Communication Pvt. Ltd. is India’s first DOT-licensed and regulation-compliant fully-operated and managed cloud-based voice platform that’s remarkably feature-rich, flexible, and easy-to-use, ensuring better productivity and business continuity, no matter how business is spread.

With CloudConnect Small and Medium Businesses gain access to 21st-century enterprise communication systems such as PBX on Mobile, which is a first in India, it also offers a range of services including Business Phone Solutions, Unified Communications, and Customised Business Communication Solutions. Keeping in mind the modern workforce, multiple offices, flexible-working, hot-desking and working from home, CloudConnect gives Indian SMBs access to Fortune 500 features with their Business Communication App so mobile workers have never-before access to all the same business features, across devices, and locations, across single and multiple offices. This ensures business communication never stops and, staff, productivity, and profits aren't tied to their desks and business continues as usual even across remote locations. This empowers teams to securely communicate faster, reduce downtime, and collaborate smarter with much-needed flexible features that work at any location, any time, on any device. This helps businesses to reduce the cost and management hassles of expensive on-premises hardware.

India’s most comprehensive and secure Business Communication Suite:- CloudConnect is hosted in India’s premier Tier-4 data center, ensuring all data is secure.CloudConnect is Simple, Scalable and Seamless. The product and development teams have ensured an easy-to-install, easy-to-maintain, easy-to-use system that can manage multiple locations with multi-office centralized PBX through a single integrated platform for Voice, Video, Data Sharing, and Office automation.

CloudConnect integrates Business Communication channels, networks, systems, IT business and, consumer applications and devices all delivered through the cloud, on mobile. Customized solutions such as teleconsultation, Hosted IVR, PBX on Mobile, Unified Communications, HD audio & video, broadcast, and geo-location will enable Indian SMBs and Startups in industries like Healthcare, Education, Real-estate, Manufacturing, Sales & Marketing, Logistics, and Technology to thrive.

CloudConnect has a team that has deep expertise in the technology and telecom sector, lead by Gokul Tandan, together with seasoned industry veterans with decades of leadership in their respective industries.

Headquartered in Delhi, CloudConnect was started in 2017 with an aim to bridge the gap and address the immediate the need for businesses in India’s new digital economy to be agile, responsive, to provide next-generation customer experience, and digitally transform their business. With CloudConnect, businesses are now powered by a faster system of communication that enables their teams to drive up productivity with smarter, mobile-first audio, and video collaboration tools, amongst a host of features that will help a business communicate faster, and collaborate smarter on any device, anytime, anywhere.

Within a short span of time from its inception CloudConnect has an ever-growing clientele of businesses who were looking for the right partner to help orchestrate complete digital transformation. For Delhi-based Roam1, CloudConnect’s Cloud Telephony services provided a one-stop, fully functional, advanced enterprise communication solution that replaced their costly traditional telephone carriers and PBX systems eliminating the need to buy expensive on-premise PBX and giving them full functionality on any mobile device. Additionally, CloudConnect’s analytics on their platform made it far easier for Roam1 to collect comprehensive data, improving the scope for analysis so they can continuously improve their business.

Jio and Samsung Showcase 5G and LTE Use Cases at IMC 2019

Companies will continue their innovation to benefit consumers, enterprises and the society with 4G and 5G. NEW DELHI, India – October 15, 2019 – Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (Jio) and Samsung Electronics present real-world use cases powered by next generation technology at the India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2019. IMC is the largest annual event for digital technology across India and South Asia, being held from 14 to 16 October in New Delhi, India.

In partnership with Samsung Networks, Jio has built the world’s largest green-field and all IP based 4G LTE network, which supports over 340 million LTE subscribers as of August 2019.

At the event, the two companies present new business opportunities using 5G NSA mode, with advanced 4G LTE and 5G technology used in combination as a dual-connected mode network. These will demonstrate how innovations from the latest technology can benefit consumers, enterprises and the society.

“The unprecedented data growth and the mobile internet adoption and revolution that Jio brought to India has fundamentally changed the life of every Indian,” said Mathew Oommen, President of Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. “We as Jio, working closely with key partners like Samsung will ensure that we continue to help India leapfrog traditional technologies by advancing the existing 4G all-IP infrastructure and leverage the end-to-end fiber, 5G, and IoT ecosystems towards a digital infrastructure platform. This digital platform will deliver on the aspirations of all Indians, our businesses, and the emerging digital society that is fundamental to accelerating the digital economy and ensuring digital freedom for India”, he added.

“Having superior LTE networks is a key asset for operators in moving towards the 5G era, and Jio has reached that compelling competency,” said Paul Kyungwhoon Cheun, Executive Vice President and Head of Networks Business at Samsung Electronics. He added, “Samsung has been working in close cooperation with Jio to bring a digital transformation including the transition to 4G throughout India for over seven years. Samsung and Jio will continue to join forces in bringing next generation innovation across the country, harnessing the full potential of 5G in driving further growth of a 'Digital India'.”

5G Use Cases for Digital India

Samsung and Jio jointly highlight immersive and live applications of 5G that will demonstrate the value that 5G has to offer in India. The trial will feature solutions from Samsung Networks’ 5G product portfolio, including its 3.5GHz solution for 5G Massive MIMO Unit (MMU), its 28GHz Access Unit (AU) and CPE device, its virtualized radio access (vRAN) and core, and 5G mobile devices. Demonstrations will include:

• Virtual Classroom allows attendees to watch 360-degree virtual lecture taken from a classroom in Jio’s Reliance Corporate Park (RCP) in Mumbai.

• Massive Full High-Definition (HD) Content Streaming shows FHD video streaming on multiple smartphones (Galaxy S10 5G) simultaneously and 4K video streaming using multiple 5G tablets, which will showcase the unparalleled entertainment experience powered by 5G.

4G Use Cases for Public Safety Communications

The two companies demonstrate live at the event a “public safety network over LTE” featuring Mission-Critical-Push-To-X (MCPTX) communication. Conceptualised as “OneNet”, a potential India’s Emergency Communication Network, this will enable first responders to connect with each other using a broadband network in a controlled and “geo-fenced” manner.

Public Safety LTE (PS-LTE) using MCPTX goes beyond what was possible through legacy technologies in which they were limited to providing voice-oriented communications. By highlighting the use of LTE for real-time streaming of videos and high-definition images of scenes during emergencies, it enables multi-lateral communications to be connected at once to transfer video, images and voice simultaneously using multicast technology. As allowing the first responders and control towers to engage in highly effective communications, PS-LTE ultimately enabling them to make better decisions during time-critical situations.

As Jio has already built the largest and most advanced LTE network nationwide reaching every corner of Pan-India, MCPTX for PS-LTE is among the most effective ways to maximize the current LTE network to serve public safety for over 1.3 billion people.

Samsung is one of the first companies to launch a 5G commercial network in Korea and the U.S. in 1H 219 using its end-to-end 5G solutions ranging from chipsets, radios, core network solutions and smartphones for both mid-band and mmWave.

Matrix Wins Enterprise IT World CMO 100 Awards 2019 for Marketing Leadership

Another feather in Matrix’s cap! Matrix was recently recognized as one of the 100 Best Marketing Leaders of India 2019. Enterprise IT world, a leading technology magazine, has instituted this award to recognize and honor India’s Best Marketing Leaders for their contribution to the growth of their organizations and the industry.

The award was scrutinized on the basis of performance in catalyzing growth of the organization and industry through robust and innovative marketing strategies and practices.

“It is a great honor to be recognized as one of the Best Marketing Leaders of India. We thank Enterprise IT World for conferring this coveted award on Matrix. This award would fuel our enthusiasm and motivate us to work harder to develop cutting-edge products and market them through innovative approaches across the globe.” said Ganesh Jivani, Chief Executive, Matrix.

Matrix becomes the first company to get TEC Certificate under the newly launched MTCTE Program

Mr. Ganesh Jivani, Managing Director of Matrix receiving the. TEC certificate from Mr. Anshu Prakash, Secretary Telecom, Government of India

Matrix, a leading manufacturer of enterprise-grade Telecom and Security solutions, is the first company to get TEC certificate under Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipment (MTCTE) launched by TEC, Govt. of India. Mr Ganesh Jivani, Managing Director of Matrix was honored with the TEC certificate from Mr. Anshu Prakash, Secretary Telecom, Government of India at an event organized by TEC at Sanchar Bhavan, New Delhi.

“Having been a leading provider of IP-PBX, VoIP phones, Media Gateways and other telecom equipment, we recognize the necessity and importance of TEC certification.” said Ganesh Jivani, Managing Director of Matrix. “Matrix Telecom solutions are offered in 50+ countries including India, USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Australia, Philippines, Indonesia, UAE, Africa and others. We invest a significant amount of R&D resources to ensure Matrix products meet the standards enforced in these countries. Compliance is an integral and important dimension of product quality at Matrix. ”

About Matrix
Established in 1991, Matrix is a leader in Security and Telecom solutions for modern businesses and enterprises. As an innovative, technology driven and customer focused organization, the company is committed to keep pace with the revolutions in the Security and Telecom industries. With around 40% of its human resources dedicated to the development of new products, Matrix has launched cutting-edge products like Video Surveillance Systems - Video Management Software, Network Video Recorder and IP Camera, Access Control and Time-Attendance Systems as well as Telecom Solutions such as Unified Communications, IP-PBX, Universal Gateways, VoIP and GSM Gateways and Communication Endpoints. These solutions are feature-rich, reliable and conform to the international standards. Having global footprints in Asia, Europe, North America, South America and Africa through an extensive network of more than 2,500 channel partners, Matrix ensures that the products serve the needs of its customers faster and longer. Matrix has gained trust and admiration of customers representing the entire spectrum of industries. Matrix has won many international awards for its innovative products.

18th July 2019 - GSBS 4th Edition & #Time2Leap Awards Co-Sponsored by Scheinder Electric & Co-Organized by PMI – (Pune Deccan Chapter ) was attended by the following key speakers:

- Mr. Sanjay Pathak – Former Commissioner Planning – DDA (Delhi Development Authority)
- Mr. Dhirajkumar Pandirkar – Chief Engineer MHADA – Maharashtra Housing Area Development Authority
- Mr. Asutosh Limaye – Director Research – Anarock Property Consultants
- Mr. Manish Motwani – Director & CEO – RSP India
- Mr. Sriram Natrajan – VP Project Management – Radius Developers
- Mr. Amitabh Kumar – Senior VP Engineering – Puranik Buikders
- Mr. Kumar Ravindra – Design Director – Venkataramanan Associates and many more such industry experts were seen on the panel and giving key note address at the event. The event also hosted 150+ construction industry peers alongside 16 unique construction products & solutions brands like, Technocraft Industries, Meinhardt EPCM India Pvt Ltd ,British Paints, Living Art Interiors, Norisys, , Omega Elevators, MFS Formwork, Bronco Buildsmart LLP and many more such innovative and quality brands showcased their solutions here.

GSBS 4th Edition & #Time2Leap Awards Co-Sponsored by Scheinder Electric & Co-Organized by PMI – (Pune Deccan Chapter ) was divided into 3 parts which included Conference Sessions, B2B Meetings & #Time2Leap Awards . The key takeaways from the conference session was to streamline effective measures for development & re-development of buildings by comparing interstate modules & measures taken into consideration, while planning the same. The main areas of discussion circulated around the history of Bombay City, Category of Buildings, Reasons why redevelopment is of key importance today, smart construction technologies saving time & money, Stats on how cities are economic engines, key components that elevate a projects – Architects & Interior Designers point of view. The B2B meetings was the 2nd part of the summit, the feedback collected suggested that 2 out of 3 leads introduced to all the brands were unique and each company received a bare minimum of 10 decision makers of their choice. The summit also hosted a gala awards night #Time2Leap Awards 2nd Edition which proved to be hugely popular & successful, formulated to honor innovative & sustainable construction marvels that are changing the dimensions of buildings in India. The #Time2Leap Awards winners were as follows:
• Blocher Partners India Pvt Ltd - Most Innovative Architecture Design- Mix Use - Mondeal Heights
• JMC Projects - Residential property of the year – Prestige IVY League – Luxury Segment
• Anruna Green Ventures - Best Sustainable Initiator - Waste Management
• Anushree Green Tech - Best Clean & Green Energy Company of the Year
• Global Advertisers - Best Outdoor Adverstisng Agency - Global Advertisers
• DPA Consultants Pvt Ltd - Retail & Commercial: Business/IT park of the year - Bagmane Aquila
• Anil Sharma & Associates - The Taj Hotel & Convention Centre at Agra - Best Architecture Design Hotel, Best Wedding Hotel of the Year
• Simha Associates - Master Planning & Landscape Campus Planning
• Oscar & Ponni Architects - Eco Resort at Amaravati - Master Planning,Waterfront & other Ecological Projects
• DSP Design Associates - Smart - Project of the Year - Commercial - SwissRe
• Opus Architects - Redevelopment project of the year- Industrial
• Team One Architects - Best Female Professional of the Year - Ms Varsha Changedia
• Indian School of Business, Mohali Campus - Best Green Campus Award - ISB Mohali Campus just to name a few. A detailed Press Release is issued for all the award winners in a separate Press Release. Follow page www.summentorpro.com to know more.

GSBS 4th Edition & #Time2Leap Awards Co-Sponsored by Schneider Electric & Co-Organized by PMI – (Pune Deccan Chapter ) took place on 17th July 2019 in the Istana Ballroom, Ground Floor at the Hyatt Kalyaninagar, Pune, India. This was a full day event, the registration began at 9.30 am followed by Welcome Speech delivered by current President PMI (Pune-Declan Chapter) Mr. Shyam Bhavsar.

Nitika Shahi – Director Summentor Pro Business Consultants said that GSBS 4th Edition & #Time2Leap Awards Co-Sponsored by Schneider Electric & Co-Organized by PMI – (Pune Deccan Chapter ) was a fairly new topic of mass interest & the event did do justice to understand the market scenario across India, the major challenges & opportunities that companies can look at while delivering such critical projects. Here is what the audience had to say about the overall summit.

“This is one of the best events that I have attended with Summentor Pro, The team made a constant effort to ensure every things runs smoothly, Well organized event – Congrats – Mr. Anil Bhaskaran – CEO – IDEA Centre Architects”.

“This is the very first event I have attended and this proved to be very informative for us, the topics & speakers gave complete insights on various markets, the networking sessions were also great! Looking to attend more such informative events - Mr. Sameer Hastak- GM Operation - LandW India”

“The networking & B2B sessions proved to be quite effective, met good leads here, we will definitely work more with the organizers – Mr. Sunil Matthur - Director - Buildon”

“We are quite happy with the turn out of the complete event, was successful event for our company - Thank you SummentorPro Business Consultants – Mr. Rohitt Sharma – Director MFS Formwork”. (Source: Convergence Plus)

DIGISOL Systems Announces Appointment of Mr. Devendra Kamtekar as CEO

Mumbai, India, 16th July, 2019: DIGISOL Systems Ltd., a subsidiary of SMARTLINK Holdings Ltd., appoints Mr. Devendra Kamtekar as CEO of the company. In this role, he will be responsible for leading the business and driving growth by focusing on emerging market opportunities.

Announcing the appointment, K.R. Naik, Chairman and Founder DIGISOL Systems said, “DIGISOL is currently on the verge of a tremendous growth curve and we believe it's an ideal time to increase our presence across key markets and product segments through a focused approach. Mr. Devendra Kamtekar as CEO of DIGISOL Systems, would help us drive forward our growth plans by leveraging his rich experience across these markets and product segments. His transformational leadership approach and fresh thinking will strengthen the company’s operations and will lead DIGISOL to greater heights.”

Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Devendra Kamtekar, CEO, DIGISOL Systems said, “I am thrilled to be part of DIGISOL Systems and contribute to the company’s growth in this new role. I am looking forward to work towards meeting the business goals and objectives and anticipate the market needs for tomorrow.”

Mr. Kamtekar comes with 25 years of Experience in the Networking & Telecommunications Industry. His diverse and cross-industry experiences give him the benefit of a broad view of our new journey. Previously, he has worked with companies like Cisco, NCR, Alcatel Lucent & Palo Alto Networks.

ConnecTechAsia Primes Asia for an Increasingly Transformative Future

Asia’s largest Infocomm, Media and Technology event ends on a high note after three days of announcements, exciting plans for the future, speaking tracks and tech showcases. ConnecTechAsia will return in 2020 from 9-11 June at Marina Bay Sands Singapore. Singapore, 26 June 2019 – ConnecTechAsia, comprising BroadcastAsia, CommunicAsia and NXTAsia, wrapped up last Thursday drawing 38,000 attendees and 1,700 exhibitors over two venues.

Asia’s largest Infocomm, Media and Technology event ends on a high note after three days of announcements, exciting plans for the future, speaking tracks and tech showcases. ConnecTechAsia will return in 2020 from 9-11 June at Marina Bay Sands Singapore.

Singapore, 26 June 2019 – ConnecTechAsia, comprising BroadcastAsia, CommunicAsia and NXTAsia, wrapped up last Thursday drawing 38,000 attendees and 1,700 exhibitors over two venues.

The event unfolded over three exciting days of networking, announcements, thought leadership keynotes and discussions, showcases on the latest innovations and trends including 5G, AI, IoT, Smart Cities, next-generation broadcasting and more.

“This year’s show has seen much more vibrance in the many networking opportunities and activities throughout the event. This includes CXO Forums, workshops, tech tours, engaging conference sessions, shared knowledge at the several stages on the showfloor and new partnerships forged among attendees who also had the opportunity to witness ground-breaking technologies that are changing Asia’s future landscape. We achieved this through the new and strong support of our many knowledge partners, in particular Informa’s Ovum, Light Reading, Tractica alongside Accenture, Deloitte, McKinsey and KPMG,” said Ivan Ferrari, Event Director for ConnecTechAsia, from organiser Informa Market.

Commenting on and new exciting plans for the future of the event, Mr Ferrari adds, “Going forward, by strengthening our partnership with key stakeholders such as the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), ConnecTechAsia2020 is set on its course to be the landmark infocomm, media and technology event in Asia. It will encompass top brands and speakers from across the globe, the latest content and technology showcases, and lively activities and networking events, aimed at delivering an ever increasing value to attendees. Specific announcements on what this all means in practice for ConnecTechAsia2020 will be made soon, exciting times ahead!”

From 5G and Smart Cities to Hyperconnected Societies
5G emerged as the show stealer with Infocomm Media Development Authority’s Chief Executive Tan Kiat How outlining Singapore’s vision for 5G – as an enabler that supports the development of innovative applications and services that will power the country’s Digital Economy. Showcases and discussions around 5G throughout the event also shone the spotlight on how the technology will create value and deliver benefits to businesses and societies, and how 5G will accelerate the adoption of emerging technologies as Asia’s digital future beckons.

On the back of 5G, technological convergence that is taking place across Asia is giving rise to the emergence of Smart Cities in the region. A growing priority for governments, Smart Cities are seen as a sustainable way forward for Asia as it grapples burgeoning populations, rapid urbanisation and increasing pollution.

At ConnecTechAsia, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was inked between ConnecTechAsia, Smart Cities Network and Smart Cities Council India on ‘The Digitally Twinned Smart Cities Initiative’ on 19 June. This signifies a pioneering regional effort aligned to the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) that encourages a proactive, innovative, and entrepreneurial approach towards the creation and development of Digitally Twinned Smart Cities from participating countries. The MoU covers the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of Digitally Twinned Smart Cities, and several cities in ASEAN and India are set to come on board.

“Asia presents a diverse yet perfect setting for the growth of smart cities, given its populous and digitally savvy demographics,” says Kok-Chin Tay, Chairman, Smart Cities Network (SCN) Singapore. “The agreement kickstarts an exciting new phase of collaboration between ASEAN and India, and through training, sharing of best practices and innovation, digitally twinned smart cities will develop the external economies of countries in the region while accelerating Asia’s move towards its digital future.”

“The journey through Indian Smart Cities is propelling innovation and start-up culture as challenging sustainable options are competing for attaining priority in execution,” adds Pratap Padode, Executive Director, Smart Cities Council India.

As the development of Smart Cities continues to gain momentum across the region, innovations related to an increasingly digital urban environment became a draw at ConnecTechAsia. This included the launch of autonomous robots from OTSAW and Solustar at the event, both of which received significant visitor and media attention.

“Through ConnecTechAsia, we were able to showcase our solutions to a diverse and international audience in Singapore, a valuable opportunity which raises the profile of OTSAW globally. Nothing beats face-to-face interactions with potential customers, where we got feedback and insights that are crucial in helping validate our business strategy, as well as helping us expand into new use cases,” says Ling Ting Ming, CEO of OTSAW, who launched its O-R2 indoor autonomous security robot at the show.

Louis Loo, Founder and CEO, Solustar, who launched VAL II, its smart concierge robot that gives a boost to front-line service staff, adds, “The buzz and media spotlight on ConnecTechAsia makes it a great platform for Solustar to showcase our latest innovations to wide pool of prospects across different industries. The media attention we received this year piqued the interest of many potential customers, who headed down to our exhibition booth to find out more about our products and solutions”.

Connectivity’s New Era – VR, UHD and more
Technologies such as Virtual Reality (VR) also saw buzz on the show floor, with Korea’s Salin Co. inking a deal with Singapore’s Green Lab to bring its EpicLive VR education platforms to international schools in Singapore and regional Asian countries. EpicLive allows students to interact in a VR class and can be used in scenarios such as debates or lessons programmed by schools, boosting knowledge retention and adding a fun, engaging teaching aid for the classroom.

“We’re excited to bring VR to the classrooms to redefine education experiences for students here in Singapore,” says Kenny Tay, Director of Green Lab. “Besides adding a dimension of fun to learning, VR allows teachers to use a more visual approach to help students understand concepts and engage with each other, leading to more memorable and better learning outcomes.”

With growing demand for high-quality video content made possible by the increasing connectivity across the region, Malaysia’s MEASAT Satellite Systems announced an agreement at ConnecTechAsia to carry India’s first 4K / UHD channel and the world’s first 4K/UHD HDR travel channel, Travelxp. Travelxp offers viewers a closer and immersive view at the world’s most beautiful travel destinations, cultures and heritage in stunning resolution like never before.

Acknowledging how emerging technologies will play a pivotal role in shaping future societies, Dr David Soldani, Expert, CTO Office, Huawei Southern Pacific Region, provided his perspective on how businesses and societies will continue to evolve alongside technology, “The target is to bring digital to people, and bring digital to homes, and especially to organisations for enterprises. The ultimate goal is providing people and homes with a full immersive experience. And to the enterprise organisation, the fundamental enabling technology to achieve this goal is AI, connected networks and cloud.”

Heralding the golden age of live entertainment in Asia
Asia’s rising growing smartphone adoption and youthful population has also seen a surge in gaming and the e-sports industry. Esports, beyond being a multibillion dollar industry, could possibly be an Olympic sport as soon as 2024 in Paris and spark the next wave of global gaming. “Esports is driving significant growth for the live entertainment sector, and is also a converging point with other industries such as media, broadcast productions, advertising, and games,” says Nicholas Khoo, Co-Founder & Chairman of Singapore's Cybersports and Online Gaming Association. “ASEAN itself has become a significant focal point for the region with a massive uptake of smartphones and rising income levels. With emerging technologies such as 5G, VR and IoT there is a lot of potential for esport’s further growth and expansion, which is also bringing about massive opportunities for the world’s largest brands.”

VOIC Networks, India’s Leading ICT Technology Distributor and Yealink , Global No# 1 VoIP Phone Brand join hands to explore India market.

6th Edition of India m2m + iot Forum 2019 concluded Voic Networks Pvt Ltd signed upwith Yealink, the global leading unified communication (UC) solution provider for distribution of wide range of VOIP phones and Conferencing solution through its strong channel partner network in India. The business cooperation between the two companies is to further their shared mission of delivering industry leading Yealink voice communication solutions to India businesses

“we are very pleased to have Voic networks as our distributor in India .In such a crowd market full with challenge and competition, a strong pairing between Voic network and Yealink will be a good choice to explore the business in India. Voic networks is a competitive company with an innovative team. With Yealink’s advanced UC Solution and the strong channel Relationship by Vice networks, we we are very excited to see what the future holds in India.” Says Hendry Liu , Regional director-APAC , Yealink.

“Voic Networks is excited to be a distributor for Yealink in India, and we look forward to introducing Yealink’s wide portfolio, including IP phones and Conferencing solutions, Microsoft Team and SFB certified voice & collaboration solutions to our channel partners in India. Our aim is to build a strong partnership with Yealink that will address the new and future needs of the unified communications channels and service providers in India” says Rohan Fernandes, VP – Partner &Alliances, Voic Networks.

About Yealink:- Yealink is a global leading provider of unified communication & collaboration solutions. Focusing on research and development, Yealink also insists on innovation and creation. With the outstanding technical patents of cloud computing , audio, video and image processing technology, Yealink has built up a panoramic collaboration solution of audio and video conferencing by merging its cloud services with a series of endpoints products. As one of the best providers in more than 140 countries and regions including the US, the UK and Australia, Yealink ranks No.1 in the global market share of SIP phone shipments. For more details: www.yealink.com

Airtel renews long-term partnership with Synamedia to drive digital TV innovation

6th Edition of India m2m + iot Forum 2019 concluded LONDON and SINGAPORE – April 24, 2019 – Synamedia, the world’s largest independent video software provider, today announced that it has extended its relationship with global telecoms operator Bharti Airtel in India. The new multi-year contract builds on Airtel’s 12-year partnership with Synamedia and the two firms’ shared foc uson driving digital TV innovation while protecting content and revenues.

This extended contract will see Synamedia working closely with Airtel on enhancements to its multi-lingual EPG and additional features and functionality that will boost the overall experience for Airtel’s video customers.

Airtel will continue to use Synamedia VideoGuard to safeguard its investments in live sports, news, entertainment and other premium content delivered to its 16 million DTH subscribers, and manage and monetize premium experiences on set-top boxes using Synamedia’s Foundation platform. This allows Airtel to roll out new premium services to customers without compromising on security.

Sunil Taldar, CEO, Airtel DTH, said, “Synamedia continues to be a strategic, long-term partner for Airtel. Our two companies share a common vision centered on innovation designed to boost customer experience and revenues while also protecting content investments. Synamedia’s engineering teams are second to none, meaning that we can always rely on them to deliver superior and robust solutions.”

Sue Couto, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific for Synamedia, added, “Airtel is an acknowledged leader in the fast-growing Indian pay-TV market and we look forward to continuing our long-term partnership with Airtel, as we collaborate on technologies and solutions that will help to shape the future of TV in India and beyond.”

Astro partners with Synamedia for new video services

6th Edition of India m2m + iot Forum 2019 concluded Technology transformation and cloud DVR delivering a personalized multi-screen experience to Astro customers. LONDON and SINGAPORE – April 24, 2019 – Synamedia and Astro Malaysia Holdings (Astro), today announced they have entered into a strategic partnership to deliver a seamless premium video experience to Astro subscribers across all devices. Synamedia is the largest independent video software provider while Astro is Malaysia’s leading content and consumer company.

Synamedia’s cloud-based Infinite video platform will enable Astro to secure, distribute and monetize premium video experiences across all screens while deepening viewer engagement. Importantly, Infinite will deliver the same high-quality viewing experience on one-way and two-way connected devices, and Astro customers will continue to have access to all stored and scheduled recordings on the new platform.

The partnership has resulted in a major improvement to the user experience (UX) across the existing DVR and Astro Go video streaming services. Astro customers can enjoy the next generation UI/UX which includes an intuitive seamless experience; a uniform look-and-feel across multi-devices; enhanced search; enriched metadata; and instantaneous playback using Synamedia’s adaptive bit rate streaming.

Customers can upgrade to new hybrid DTH and IP enabled 4K UHD set-top boxes with the new UX and cloud-based recording (cDVR) features. This allows users to access the recordings on their DVR at home as well as using the Astro Go app.

Henry Tan, CEO of Astro said, “The adoption of a seamless user interface and the deployment of the new 4K UHD set-top-boxes with cloud-based recording will improve the customer experience substantially. We believe this improvement will spur growth opportunities in our SVOD, TVOD and OTT services.”

Yves Padrines, CEO, Synamedia, said, “We understand how important it is for Astro to embrace the cloud while protecting its existing hybrid broadcast technology investments and ensuring the customer experience remains second to none. Our experienced systems integration team is doing just that - delivering a smooth transition path that will allow Astro to embrace the myriad new opportunities that Infinite offers.”

Using Synamedia’s Infinite platform, Astro customers will enjoy a personalized UX incorporating multi-screen recommendations, multi-lingual search and discovery capability across 40,000 hours of content. This will make it easy to find relevant content quickly, enhancing engagement, and opening up new revenue opportunities for premium content. The new look and feel will be introduced in the following months.

World’s largest Mobile Electronics sourcing show opens today. With Asia’s largest charging products pavilion

6th Edition of India m2m + iot Forum 2019 concluded HONG KONG, April 18, 2019 – Global Sources Mobile Electronics sourcing show opens today at Hong Kong’s Asia World-Expo. Across 3,600 booths, the show features the latest Smartphones & Tablets, AR/VR/MR, Wearable Electronics, Mobile Speakers & Headphones and Mobile Accessories that include Cases & Covers, Power banks, Wireless Charging Products and Repair Equipment, Materials & Services.

Tommy Wong, President of Global Sources Electronics Group, said: “More and more suppliers hope to use this show as a springboard to open up the market at home and abroad. Global Sources Mobile Electronics provides an excellent platform for verified suppliers to meet and conclude deals with buyers from close to home and around the world.”

Key highlights at this April’s Global Sources Mobile Electronics show:
• eBay and Global Sources – strategic partners
For the first time, eBay, one of the world's leading e-commerce platforms, is participating in the Global Sources Exhibitions as an exhibitor, with Global Sources offering tailor-made workshops, guided tours and networking events. On April 18 and 19, around 50 eBay top sellers are set to attend the show to carry out sourcing activities.
• Asia’s largest charging products pavilion
With more than 100 suppliers and 400 booths at Hall 9 and 11, the Charging Power Hall offers charging products such as chargers for mobile phone, automotive, other applications and different types of charging cables. A total of 99 popular charging products from 66 exhibitors are being featured in the Charging Products Showcase. E-Cool Media is collaborating with Global Sources creating for the first time to create a special quick charging and wireless charging exhibition area for buyer to experience.


Other highlights include:

• Hall of Fame
A gathering place for the renowned suppliers of mobile products, including smartphones, tablets, wearables, charging products and speakers.

• Mobile Accessories Carnival
To facilitate with the cheerful and joy on sourcing on mobile accessories, we create carnival atmosphere for buyer to entertain with Samba music during the busiest sourcing journey with a 150-booth zone of on-trend accessories.

• Seminars for innovation and applications
Representatives from well-known companies including PricewaterhouseCoopers, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks, and Canalys are scheduled to share their insights via below summits:-
• Global Sources USB PD & Type-C Industry Summit
• Wireless Charging Industry Summit
• Bluetooth Headset Industry Summit
• Embracing the Opportunities of AIoT
• When Wearables Meet AI & 5G
• The Future of Mobile Technology
• Smart Sourcing & Online Retail Strategies.

• Top 20 Chinese Cross-border Brands Awards Ceremony
To encourage and appreciate the effort of exhibitors, Global Sources is holding the Top 20 Chinese Cross-border Brands Ceremony to reward enterprises with outstanding performance in cross-border marketing activities.

Asia's largest hardware and retail solutions startup exhibition
Startup Launchpad is the leading sourcing platform that brings together hardware/retail ready start-ups and leading online/physical retailers in the global distribution process. Startup Launchpad, which is co-located with the Mobile Electronics Show, includes 200 start-ups from 20 countries and regions who are showcasing their innovative electronic products, including IoT, artificial intelligence, health technology, smart home, 3D printing, wearables and VR/AR. Ninebot, Ubisoft and other well-known companies are expected to attend.

Event highlights
• “Future of Retail” seminar
• 3rd SLIC Venture Innovation Competition for prizes of up to HK$800,000.
• Start Make Sell Startup Workshops hosted by Indiegogo and Intertek
• Shenzhen-Hong Kong Science and Technology Ecosystem Tour


The Global Sources Electronics show is expected to attract more than 65,000 buyers from 150 countries and territories, including purchasing decision makers from Amazon, Best Buy, Carrefour, Citylink Electronics, CSL Mobile, eBay, Fossil Group, Fujitsu, HKT, Hong Kong Disneyland, Intel, Li & Fung, Maxell, Panasonic, PCCW, Pioneer, Qualcomm, Samsung, Toshiba, and Walmart.

Care & Share
Global Sources is committed to organizing eco-friendly and sustainable trade shows. Since 2006, Global Sources has donated through Care & Share, a charity partnership program with Crossroads Foundation, 5 full container loads of items including furniture, mobile accessories and stationery to 64 NGOs and social welfare service centers in Hong Kong and the rest of the world.

China (Beijing) Radio and Television Science and Technology Innovation Exhibition Zone at NAB2019

6th Edition of India m2m + iot Forum 2019 concluded The China (Beijing) Radio and Television Science and Technology Innovation Exhibition Zone was splendidly staged at NAB2019 held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in the United States on April 8, 2019 (local time). This move was the important event that the Beijing Municipal Radio and Television Bureau (hereinafter referred to as the “BMRTB”) thoroughly implements the "going global" development plan proposed by the Propaganda Department of the CPC Central Committee and the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television, and provides the platform support for the international promotion of Beijing radio and TV enterprises, so as to enhance their international influence and display to the world their latest independent innovation achievements.

There were 11 excellent radio and television technology enterprises from Beijing in the NAB2019 China (Beijing) Radio and Television Science and Technology Innovation Exhibition Zone, which are involved in such links as collection, production, transmission, management and broadcasting of the radio and television field. Exhibitors focus on displaying their most competitive products. The UHF digital multiplexer and passive equipment brought by Beijing Sino-Sky Hi-Tech Co., Ltd. has strong competitiveness in overseas market, with the design advantages of different digital channels synthesized into a set of antenna feeder system without interference, which makes the limited antenna feeder system highly efficient, and with stable product performance, low insertion loss, low reflection loss, and high isolation, reaching the internationally advanced technology level in terms of all indexes. The high-performance gigabit broadband access HINOC core chip and solution brought by Beijing Handnow Semiconductor Technology Co., Ltd., with the product model HN1000 & HN1019, has the advantages of independently-developed UWB access technology, which can implement the complete solution of gigabit access and home interconnection based on HN1000/HN1019, give full play to the advantage of coaxial massive interface, provide users with ubiquitous gigabit access capability, and meet high bandwidth, low delay, full function, and easy-to-deploy information access requirements in the future, so as to become an important carrier for realizing 5G penetration, 8K transmission and media fusion, under dual guarantees of domestic standards and ITU international standards. In addition, the 4K content production platform provided by SCV, and the multi-person live broadcast connection controller system developed by China Television Information Technology are all leading in the broadcasting and control field of radio and television in the world, with unique competitive advantages in overseas market.

Meanwhile, the first morning of NAB2019 witnessed the good news that Beijing Kaidixingye Network Technology reached a preliminary cooperation intention with Oceanic Technology Corporation (Taiwan) to explore domestic and foreign markets and achieve win-win cooperation.

Ms. Yu Ping, Director of Media Organization Management Office of BMRTB, attended the exhibition and visited China (Beijing) Radio and TV Science and Technology Innovation Exhibition Zone. She listened to the introduction and explanation of the products by the exhibitors, and affirmed the achievements of the enterprises and the new products developed in recent years. During the exchange, representatives of enterprises also expressed their support for the China Radio and TV Science and Technology Innovation Exhibition organized by the BMRTB, and thanked the BMRTB for providing international promotion opportunities for Beijing radio and television science and technology enterprises.

In order to better understand the development trend of international radio and television technologies and to speed up the "going global" strategy of Beijing radio and television enterprises in the future, Ms. Yu Ping successively visited Dolby, NDS, and Amazon, made in-depth exchanges on the development direction of internationally edging radio and television technologies with the enterprise staff, and comprehensively and systematically introduced the work contents of BMRTB and China (Beijing) Radio and TV Science and Technology Innovation Exhibition Zone. Through her visits and exchanges, more international enterprises would know about China's radio and television industry and Beijing's radio and television enterprises.

It was the fourth times that the China (Beijing) Radio and TV Science and Technology Innovation Exhibition Zone staged at NAB. Compared with NAB 2018, the exhibition area of NAB 2019 booth was expanded to 232 ㎡, and the exhibition content was more extensive, covering the whole process of the radio and television field including collection, production, display, transmission, management and broadcasting. The BMRDB led Beijing radio and television enterprises to attend the NAB, starting from the implementation of China's radio and television science and technology development strategy to promote Beijing radio and television enterprises go global and guide the healthy development of Beijing radio and television industry. It has set up a promotion and exchange platform for enterprises with international market competitiveness, and provided policy support and help for small and medium-sized enterprises with independent intellectual property rights and strong technological innovation to expand overseas markets.

Today, Chinese radio and television enterprises have made a voice in the world. They are not only the representatives of Chinese stories, but also an important force in the development of China's radio and television industry, as well as the image reflecting the development of China's radio and television industry. As the industry influence of "China (Beijing) Radio and Television Science and Technology Innovation Exhibition" continues to increase, the brand effect is highlighted, the international recognition is higher, the participating enthusiasm of enterprises is increasing, and the resources of international industry organizations, professional media, equipment manufacturing and technology research and development enterprises develop to a certain scale, all of which will facilitate the implementation of the "going global" and “bringing in” development strategy of radio and television industry and be more conducive to promoting and facilitating the independent and innovative products and technologies of Beijing radio and television to broaden the international market, and become an important window and preferred platform for Beijing radio and television technology innovation products and TV programs to link with international market demand for overseas promotion and cooperation as well as talent introduction and output.

NSBM Green University secured by R&M

6th Edition of India m2m + iot Forum 2019 concluded Overview
NSBM (National School of Business Management) Green University Town in Pitipana, Sri Lanka, is the first ever green university in Southern Asia and sets an example for the whole area by paving the way for environmental sustainability. The state-of-the-art university offers nationally and internationally recognized UGC approved degree programs and foreign degree programs in three faculties: Management, Computing and Engineering.

Business Challenge
NSBM Green University Town was established under the Ministry of Skills Development and Vocational Training and is renowned for its world-class academic offerings. The university is spread over an area of 26 acres with a massive university complex with more than 9000 students and highly qualified lectures.

The challenge was in deploying a secure communication network across the university which is safely accessible by all the students and faculty in the premises. Thus, IT Managers from NSBM were looking for a structured cabling service provided who can serve their demands with high quality and future proof cabling solutions. “The university’s huge infrastructure needs the best cabling and network components to have uninterrupted data communication. We would require an experienced structured cabling provider who can help us in achieving this” saidChamindra Attanayaka, IT Manager at NSBM

R&M’s Solution for NSBM
After a detail evaluation of global structured cabling companies, IT team from NSBM selected R&M for its Swiss quality products and innovative, forward-looking system designs. R&M deployed superior cabling products comprised of Cat. 6 cables and components to go along with 12 core SM fiber.With the help of local IT consultant in approving the brand, R&M completely installed a world-class data communication network backbone for NSBM which is reliable and future-ready.

Benefits
With the network support provided by R&M, NSBM is now monitoring and managing the entire communication network of the university with ease. The data transmission rate has been increased allowing the fast transfer of data across the people in the university. Deployment of highly reliable cabling components improved the overall functionality of the network.

Speaking on the benefits reaped by choosing R&M for their network infrastructure, Chamindra Attanayaka, IT Manager at NSBM said, “R&M has helped us achieve a secure network with faster data transfer capabilities. R&M

Tata Communications Transformation Services partners with Zeetta Networks for Next-generation Network Services

6th Edition of India m2m + iot Forum 2019 concluded The partnership will drive early adoption of new user-centric networks using cross-layer Network Slicing and Splicing®. Mumbai – 20th March 2019 – Tata Communications Transformation Services (TCTS), partner of choice for the world’s leading Communication Service Providers (CSPs) and a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Communications, a leading global digital infrastructure provider and Zeetta Networks, a leading network slicing and splicing® company, today announced a global partnership agreement to facilitate early adoption of technologies like 5G and network slicing within the ICT space.

As a partner to Zeetta Networks, TCTS will install, maintain and support Zeetta Networks’ NetOS® in telco and enterprise networks to enable use cases like Factory-as-a-Service, smart cities, smart venues, connected cars, gaming and security etc. TCTS will also provide System Integration services for Zeetta Networks' multi-tenant, multi-technology software platform. As part of the agreement, TCTS will be a key go-to-market partner for Zeetta Networks to target new markets and grow the business by leveraging TCTS strong presence in the Telecom service provider market.

Commenting on this partnership, Madhusudhan Mysore, Executive Chairman & CEO, Tata Communications Transformation Services said, “We are happy to partner with Zeetta Networks at this important juncture as the telecom industry goes through digital transformation to drive more customised and differentiated service offerings. Our partnership with Zeetta Networks for network slicing will allow operators to build networks on demand & slice the networks based on specific requirements of autonomous cars, AR/VR & other use cases. While the service providers get ready for 5G networks, we have demonstrated slicing-as-a-service – which is ready now on 4G/Wi-Fi networks with experiential use cases of smart stadiums and pop up networks.”

Harkirit Singh, Global Head of Solutions, TCTS said, “Network slicing will transform the way networks are consumed by humans and machines. Our partnership will enable service providers to launch new use cases and business models in high growth enterprise markets through differentiated connectivity-as-a- service enabling new revenues and lower total cost of ownership.”

TCTS’ decade long experience in transforming, simplifying and managing global networks offers Zeetta Networks an edge in terms of market awareness, product knowledge, best practices, and multi-vendor domain skills that can enable Zeetta Networks to deliver real world success and value to customers.

With extensive global experience, Zeetta Networks has developed patented technologies that enable network owners the flexibility and freedom to manage their services – and budgets – more effectively. This not only supports and extends the Open Networking philosophy beyond data centres to core and access networks, but also towards a future where the whole ‘end-to-end’ network is as agile as it needs to be. With such expertise, Zeetta Networks is a natural partner of choice for TCTS in their ambition to drive the technologies of the future for its customers globally.

“We are delighted to announce our partnership with TCTS, a major transformation, managed services and solutions provider to the telecommunications industry with long-established relationships with industry leaders. This partnership will enable us to expand rapidly into new markets, and explore business opportunities of mutual interest at a global scale” said Vassilis Seferidis, CEO of Zeetta Networks. “We launched our collaboration at MWC 2019, where we unveiled our latest product, NetOS Rapide™, that has made available immediately to TCTS and their partners,” he added.

6th Edition of India m2m + iot Forum 2019 concluded

6th Edition of India m2m + iot Forum 2019 concluded 6th Edition of India m2m + iot Forum 2019 concluded. The two-day forum witnessed industrious deliberations on smart cities & villages

The 6th edition of India m2m + iot Forum 2019 (www.m2m2iotforum.com), the national forum on machine-to-machine (m2m) and internet of things (iot) focused on applications of these disruptive technologies in smart cities and villages space was concluded on 15th January after 2 days of enthralling series of Panel discussions, Keynote addresses, Technology show at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The forum was jointly organized by the Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (DMS, IIT - Delhi), FI Media (Future Internet and Electronic Media - a prestigious project of the European Union) and India m2m + iot Forum.

The forum highlighted the need of forward-looking policies and a proactive government to play a role in the development of smart cities & villages on the bedrock of JAM Trinity which has 1bn bank accounts (Jan Dhan) + 1bn Aadhaar + 1bn mobile broadband users, already organized for the technological revolution in this space, thus, Capitalizing the connected World with the help of modern & niche technologies like 5G, GIS, IoT, m2m and others. Likewise, the governments effort to connect 2.5 lakh Gram Panchayats with BharatNet project was discussed to leverage the smart villages concept in India.

5G vision for India was also one of the major highlights of the 2-day forum, as 5G technology has the potential for ushering a major societal transformation in India by enabling a rapid expansion of the role of information technology across manufacturing, education, healthcare, agriculture, finance and social sectors. The panelists voiced that India must embrace this opportunity by deploying 5G networks early, efficiently, and pervasively as well as emerge as a significant innovator and technology supplier at the global level. Emphasis should be placed on 5G touching the lives of rural and weaker economic segments so as to make it a truly inclusive technology.

6th Edition of India m2m + iot Forum 2019 concluded Ms. Aruna Sundararajan, Honorable Secretary, Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications, Government of India via her message highlighted, “A city is a complex system, involving many different domains, infrastructure, organizations and activity which need to be integrated for that city to emerge as a smart city. Standardisation forms a critical part of the work that needs to be done. Being smart cities, a new holistic and cross functional standardization approach is needed, breaking the old ‘vertical silos’ approach, through better cooperation and synergies.”

“While the cities of India are fast progressing towards digitalization, it is encouraging to note that digital solutions are being readily accepted amongst the rural population of India as well. To support this technology adoption, the Department of Telecommunications (DOT), Ministry of Communications, Government of India, has initiated projects to provide broadband connectivity for connecting various digital services and solutions across our Urban and Rural Landscapes”, added Ms. Sundarajan.

Elated about the forum Mr. Kunal Kumar, Joint Secretary (Mission Director - Smart Cities), Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs stated, “The forum can make noteworthy contributions to the Smart City Program at large. By sharing and collaborating on topics such as technology, multi-country experiences and innovative approaches, I am sure that we can bring together the best minds, and the surest hands to co-create cities of the future.”

The attraction of the forum was, NOT TO BE MISSED ‘Technology Show – by FIWARE Foundation member companies namely – NEC Technology India, APInf, MobilePedia and Smart Cities Lab Ltd where they demonstrated the OPEN SOURCE PLATFORM designed and developed by the FIWARE FOUNDATION– a market-ready open source software, combining components that enable the connection to IoT with Context Information Management and Big Data services in the Cloud.

The forum also hosted a dedicated session on 'India-EU Dialogue on ICT for Smart Cities' which was organized by the prestigious project, namely, ‘India-EU ICT Collaboration Standardization’ of the Delegation of European Union to India, highlighting the absolute need for ‘Leveraging Standards for Smart Cities’, which brought together key stakeholders and smart city officials.

Participants from across the globe got the opportunity to meet Stellapps Technologies – an end-to-end dairy technology solutions company – the first of its kind in India, Sensorise – an IOT Services and Solutions company, Phoenix Robotix – a network-IoT and Big data company, Sensable – an IoT company offering end-to-end smart solutions using artificial intelligence and machine learning, C-DOT – an autonomous Telecom R&D Centre of Department of Telecommunications (DOT), Government of India – showcasing Common Service Platform for m2m communications on oneM2M Specifications. “We appreciate the participation from our key partners, showing trust in the forum and the vision it stands for. The key speakers, thought leaders and industry leaders have made this forum a thought provoking one with dialogs on disruption these modern technologies can bring to make cities & villages smarter, and at the same time, mentoring the startups in this segment. We are proud to have EU partners to share their insight on business possibilities from across the globe. Thus, making the 6th edition of this forum a success” concluded Ms. Shilpi Batra, Director, India m2m + iot Forum 2019

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