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India Goes Digital with Convergence India 2012

March 16, 2012 - New Delhi, Delhi, India

In 1991, India embarked on a new journey of liberalization and globalization with the world economy, and reforms were introduced. Global telecom at that time was undergoing a transition from public to private enterprise. Satellites in the sky were being used to broadcast news to a hungry population. The Internet was gaining popularity and that’s when Convergence India Expo was born.

After two successful and glorious decades, India’s pioneers in the field of trade fairs and one of the country’s finest trade promotion organizers- Exhibitions India Group is presenting the milestone 20th edition of South Asia’s largest event Convergence India 2012, during 21-23 March at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

Keeping pace with the changing industry trends, the anniversary edition of the expo have a special focus on the broadcasting sector. A dedicated conference session titled ”Roadmap for Digitization” offers an opportunity to meet around 4,000 cable operators over a span of 3 days at the exhibition.

With the government’s nod to digitize cable TV, the Indian broadcasting sector is all set to witness structural changes in the coming years. This move will hugely benefit the consumers and the broadcasting industry.

These developments will lead to transparency in the entire system while creating a win-win situation for every stakeholder. Fundamentally, this will provide customers with wider choices, enhanced viewing pleasure and content tailored to suit niche audiences. The government would also benefit via increase in service tax collections.

The conference session on “Roadmap for Digitization” brings into focus the roadblocks on the path to digitization, will also attempt to explore a possible solution for cable operator, MSOs and the consumers.

“The Government of India has been keenly interested to provide customers with digital broadcast content. With this in view, targets have been established for the country to go digital by 2014. Advantages will accrue to the treasury and to consumers. Cable networks will be upgraded, and equipment vendors will have opportunities to provide the latest technologies and systems for this purpose. 20th Convergence India 2012 is the only platform in the country for all stakeholders to discuss and apply the “Roadmap for Digitization”, said Mr. Prem Behl, Chairman, Exhibitions India Group.

Newtec Inc., one of the global leaders in satellite communications with a strong customer base is exhibiting as well as making a presentation at the “Roadmap for Digitization" session at 20th Convergence India 2012 expo. Mr. Serge Van Herck, CEO, Newtec, said, "Our aim is to help customers achieve greater efficiency, increased performance and expanded market reach."

"During Convergence India, Newtec will be showcasing a new revolutionary product called Clean Channel Technology™, further improving satellite efficiency of IP trunking and backhauling of broadcast contribution and distribution with 15% compared to DVB-S2. High on the agenda as well, will be Newtec's broadband, Sat3Play® Ku, Ka and multi-service solutions for B2B and B2C markets, converging broadcast technologies and IP trunking and backbone markets, "he added further.

Mr. Jayant Changrani, Country Head and General Manager, NDS India said, “Over the past few years NDS has supported Convergence as a platform to reach out to the Pay TV industry. The government mandate to digitalize the Cable TV industry by December 2014 makes this year’s event all the more special. As India’s leading technology provider for digital TV solutions, NDS has a wealth of technologies that are being showcased at Convergence India 2012 not only addressing the basic need of digitalization but also demonstrating the future of TV and how it can be delivered – with solutions for an enhanced user experience, advanced home networking & and next generation convergence technologies” .

Other major players from the broadcasting fraternity like C-COR Broadband Australia Pte. Ltd., Conax Access Systems Pvt. Ltd., Envivio Inc., Gospell Digital Technology, Latens Systems, Microsystem, NSTPL, Seachange India, Trident, Verimatrix Inc., Viaccess, etc. would also be participating at the event.

With participation from over 375 participants from 25 countries representing the Telecom, Mobility, IT, Information Security, Cloud Computing, Broadcast, Cable, Satellite, Media, m-Commerce, m-governance, m-health, m-entertainment sectors, the 20th Convergence India 2012 expo will fulfill its long standing mandate as a premier knowledge sharing forum.

About 20th Convergence India 2012 Expo

Serving the industry for 20 years, the Exhibitions India Group is proud to play an integral role in the changing landscape of the information and communication environment. As we move towards a world of connected economies, the milestone 20th edition of the Convergence India 2012 expo will focus on new age technologies and merging business solutions, which will enable inclusion and enrich the lives of the people.

The expo will focus on telecom, mobility, networking, business and consumer products and services, info-security, green technologies, digital devices, Value added services (VAS), VoIP, Broadcast, cable, satellite, media, and entertainment.


About Exhibitions India Group

The Exhibitions India Group is a trade promotion organization creating opportunities for investments, joint ventures and technology transfer through the platform of international exhibition and conferences. The Group is an interface between Government, business, academia, society and media etc.
The Group has been in existence since 1987.

The Group portfolio of events includes:

-- Convergence India Expo: South Asia’s largest ICT event
-- Indian Business Aviation Expo: India’s dedicated business and general aviation event
-- CWIEME India: India’s only Coil Winding, Insulation and Electrical Manufacturing exhibition and conference
-- Wave, Pool, Spa and Bath Expo & Business of Spa, Beauty & Fitness : India’s only wet-wellness industry event
-- CWIEME India : India’s only Coil Winding, Insulation and Electrical Manufacturing Exhibition & Conference

Exhibition India is the only trade fair and conference organizer in India with ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001:2004 certification.

The Group is a member of UFI (The Global Association of Exhibitions Industry) and IAEE (The International Association of Events and Exhibitions).

Headquartered in New Delhi, the Group has branches in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Mumbai, and international offices in USA, Dubai (UAE) and Tokyo (Japan).


Source: Business Wire India


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