Ashwini Vaishnaw, Union Minister of Communications, Electronics and Information Technology and Railways, has announced that the sixth edition of the India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2022 is scheduled for September 29 to October 1, 2022, at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

IMC, in all its editions, has encouraged the positioning of India as a global destination for manufacturing and technology products. Since its inception in 2017, IMC has been jointly organised by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI).

Commenting on the occasion, Ashwini Vaishnaw, Union Minister of Communications, Electronics and Information Technology and Railways, said, “The ongoing development indicates that the telecom industry has come a long way in 5G advancements. The industry has emerged to become a sunrise industry in India and a benchmark for the world. We are committed to making sure that India’s regulatory systems are transformed to become the world’s best so that industries across the globe are comfortable investing and planning for the next ten years. We are also aiming to remove all potential sources of uncertainties and encourage industry players to share their ideas for building strong foundations for the future generations.”

Meanwhile, Devusinh Chauhan, Union Minister of State of Communications, said “We are living in a world that is being transformed by ever-developing technologies. The government of India has reached new heights in introducing 5G technology and is doing an auction of 1.5 trillion for 5G technology. It is a true testimony of our efforts in making India a digitalised nation. We have introduced reforms that are industry-friendly and are a true reflection of our philosophy of bringing a socio-economic change in India. We aim to facilitate last mile connectivity to India’s hinterlands and I believe IMC will become a catalyst in bringing this change.”

Also, Dr SP Kochhar, director general, COAI, said, “We are grateful to the government of India for their immense support in fostering a high-tech culture across industries in India. As the backbone for digital communications, the telecommunications sector is experiencing a technological revolution, with ever-evolving new technologies, products and 5G to become a leading driver of growth in sectors like agriculture, education, healthcare, robots, amongst others. This will open the door to infinite possibilities for the nation’s future growth. I convey my heartfelt welcome to all participants. Each roundtable conversation that will take place during these three days will be fruitful and beneficial for all participants and attendees.”

The event will witness 70,000 attendees, 7,000 chief experience officer (CXO)-level delegates, 300 speakers, and 350 exhibitors in over 60 sessions during this edition. There will be exclusive roundtables to facilitate in-depth dialogue on a variety of pertinent industry topics. The event will also include India’s biggest technology exhibition and bring together some of the finest minds from across the globe in the technology space.

Some of the salient highlights of the IMC this year would be QUAD Countries Telecom Ministerial Summit, 5G use cases – collaboration program with ministries, public sector undertaking (PSUs), state governments and industries, Aatmanirbhar Bharat Make In India, harnessing the power of small scale industries, beyond 5G and 6G, India global connect buyer sellers meet, Global CEO Conclave, Global CISCO Conclave, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Global Regulatory Conference, 5G test beds, tech labs and resource empowerment followed by an IMC award ceremony, special focus on AtmaNirbhar Bharat and Make in India initiatives.

Further, the sixth edition of IMC will include numerous start-up programs in the digital space with assistance from industry stalwarts. Owing to rising business opportunities with 5G implementation, IMC will facilitate start-up programs focusing on emerging technologies such as 5G and its use in internet of things (IoT), robotics, gaming, drones and metaverse. These programs will serve as an exciting opportunity for new-age techies, leaders and industry stalwarts to connect with each other and initiate ideas to build new innovations.