The seventh edition of Indian Mobile Congress (IMC) 2023, the largest telecom, media and technology forum in Asia, jointly organised by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), concluded by achieving the largest participation ever with over 150,000 attending the three day forum. With Prime Minister Narendra Modi announcing ‘100 5G lab Initiative’ to develop 5G applications towards building a 6G-ready ecosystem in the country, the forum witnessed over 620 use cases displayed across the technology and telecom, government and public sector undertakings and the startup sector. The premier showdown witnessed 1,300 plus CXO-level delegates, 235 plus exhibitors and 400 startups this year, in total, there was participation from around 67 countries. 

During IMC 2023, more than 400 speakers participated in over 80 sessions conducted in seven conference halls and deliberated on a range of subjects including industry 4.0, 5G applications, enterprise digital transformation, sustainable development, monetising connectivity, role of India in global semiconductor landscape, 6G standardisation, meeting India’s telecommunications needs, network evolution beyond 5G, standardisation for 6G, 6G radio access network (RAN) and devices, applications and digitisation, evolution of artificial intelligence (AI) and future of networks etc. 

Commenting on the occasion, Ramakrishna P., chief executive officer, India Mobile Congress, said, “It has been a great experience seeing IMC grow multitudes over the years. As we establish IMC as a premier technology platform going beyond telecom, this year’s edition of IMC had a spectacular show of future technologies and engaging discussions spread over 3 days. We are really happy to note the highest-ever attendance of over 150,000 at IMC 2023. We would like to thank our partners, exhibitors, delegates from around the world, and the Department of Telecom for their consistent guidance and support.”