EVENTS AND NEWS

CII Rural Telecom Summit 2018

Confederation of Indian industry (CII) organized the Rural Telecom Summit 2018 in New Delhi, India.

This year’s theme for the summit was “Connect Bharat to Globe”. The summit aimed to discuss how rural development is of strategic importance for nation building. With the summit, CII aimed to get one step closer to digitally connect all of India’s villages and gram panchayats by broadband internet, promote e-governance, e-health, e-education and transform India into a connected knowledge economy.

Key players in the telecom and data space such as UTStarcom, Sterlite Tech, Z-Com, Akamai, BSNL, C-DOT, Reliance Jio, Fontech, LMES, Kenstel, Spirent, Alcatel Lucent Enterprise, Inmarsat, Quadgen Wireless, COAI, Broadband India Forum, ISPAI, TAIPA, The Mobile Association and Wireless Broadband Alliance, amongst others, participated in the event. Over 250 delegates from around the world were a part of this mega gathering.

The summit brought together guests and speakers from corporates, industry associations and government bodies. The key sessions revolved around profitable and sustainable business models for rural telecom and feasible solutions to accelerate development in these areas via connectivity.

Rajesh Kaul, Founder and Director, LMES, was one of the prominent speakers at the summit. He spoke about the critical role that telecom assumes in rural economic development and how cost-effective and scalable models can aid in achieving this goal.

Key speakers also included Dr. Dinesh Tyagi, CEO, CSC E-governance Services India Limited, Mr. Sanjay Vidyarthi, Founder and CEO, Bharat to India Connect, Mr. C S Rao, Chairman, QuadGen Wireless Solutions Inc, Mr. Rajan Mathews, Director General, COAI, Ms. Tulika Pandey, Director, Digital Village Programme, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India and Mr. Ravi Gandhi, Chief Regulatory Officer, Bharti Airtel Limited, amongst others.

My India Wi-Fi India Summit & Awards, 2018

The second edition of the annual My India Wi-Fi India Summit & Awards focused on highlighting the key trends and technologies in the Wi-Fi segment. The initiative brought together the industry eco-system to deliberate and chart out a progressive road map for transforming India’s digital society.

The theme, ‘Achieving 10 million Wi-Fi hotspots by 2022’ led the talks on collaborative approach bringing together all stakeholders like Government, Telecom operators, Internet Service Providers, Town planners, Enterprise Users, System integrators and allied sectors, to bridge the digital divide.

Key players in the telecom and data space such as UTStarcom, Sterlite Tech, Z-Com, Akamai, BSNL, C-DOT, Reliance Jio, Fontech, LMES, Kenstel, Spirent, Alcatel Lucent Enterprise, Inmarsat, Quadgen Wireless, COAI, Broadband India Forum, ISPAI, TAIPA, The Mobile Association and Wireless Broadband Alliance, amongst others, participated in the event. Over 250 delegates from around the world were a part of this mega gathering.

The event also witnessed felicitation of the best initiatives in the space. For its programs and services in the rural areas to create a technology driven ecosystem for social impact, LMES iConnectWe was awarded the Best Social Wi-Fi Project.

Here is what our Founder, Rajesh Kaul, had to say about the need for creating a technology eco-system, especially in the rural space.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjUhmV0OFxU

Digital India TELECOM Convergence Summit, 2018

The 6th edition of the Digital India TELECOM Convergence Summit, organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), was held in the national capital on the theme ‘5G technology for the future’.

The Summit objective was to highlight the potential and the impact of 5G technology on the socio-economic growth of the country. The discussions majorly revolved around innovation fostered by 5G across industry verticals, IoT as the most anticipated usage-case of 5G, the challenges and way forward.

The summit brought together the who’s who of the industry with participation from all stakeholders including telecom and internet service providers, technology suppliers, users and infrastructure players, financial institutions amongst others. Some of the participants were Deloitte India, QuadGen Wireless Solutions Inc, Tech Mahindra, Bharat to India Connect, Verizon, Vodafone, Tata Communications, Qualcomm, Nokia, Samsung, Amosta, to name a few.

LMES was one of the Co-associate sponsors and an active participant in the summit.

mBillionth Awards South Asia, 2018

An initiative of the Digital Empowerment Foundation and in association with World Summit Awards DIT and NIXI, mBillionth Award, is the most influential & leading platform to explore, recognize & honour the best practices in Mobile & Telecom Industry across South Asia.

The 2018 awards focussed on the thrust on mobile technologies for delivery of meaningful services which could empower and enable efficient day-to-day life for the masses. The stress on last mile mobile content and the critical push required from governments to achieve this goal, was intensely deliberated on.

LMES was shortlisted for the award, for the iconnectWe initiative in its areas of operation to bridge the rural urban divide via technology intervention and efficient connectivity.

WBA Industry Awards 2018

The seventh annual WBA Industry Awards were held by the Wireless Broadband Alliance as a part of the Wireless Global Congress.

The Wireless Global Congress is one of the world’s leading events on next generation wireless service opportunities, bringing together leading players from fixed and mobile carriers, enterprise wireless and connected cities ecosystems, under one roof. Some of these included Intel, BSNL, Google, Liberty Global, Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Global Reach Technology, Wi-Fi Alliance, LoRa Alliance, AT&T, Cisco, among others.

This year’s theme focussed on Enhanced Wi-Fi convergence with 5G, the challenge of delivering quality experience for in-home Wi-Fi and IoT for smart homes and tackling urban challenges with connected cities ecosystem.

The Industry Awards honour the exceptional progress made in wireless networks, smart cities and remote wireless deployment among operators and technology vendors worldwide.

LMES iConnectWe was shortlisted for the Best Wireless Deployment in Rural or Remote Areas Award.

Retailer Meets

LMES iConnectWe believes that local retail networks in our areas of operation are critical to creating the eco-system of technology revolution. Retailer Meets before specific area launches of Express Wi-Fi, are an important platform to bring together the local retailers, and sensitize them about the brand, the services and their larger impact.

The meet-up makes for an essential dais to share product information, tariff details and is an informative session for the local retailers.

In August and September, retailer meets were held in Bhawani, Mandi, Bikaner and Churu

International Yoga Day Celebrations

The employees celebrated Internal Yoga Day by engaging in collective yoga session, which aimed at de-stressing the employees, increasing productivity and improving interpersonal relationships.

Independence Day Celebrations

LMES employees basked in the aroma of freedom as they celebrated the 72nd Independence Day with traditional attire, food and some related activities.

LMES is actively involved and an integral part of major industry conferences and forums to facilitate collaborative deliberation with other players and stakeholders, on key themes and developments in the sector.