Partners @ 5G 2018




Chief Guest

Aruna Sundararajan (IAS)

Secretary, DoT & Chairperson, Telecom Commission

Key Highlights


Day Forum


Policy Makers
Business & Technology Decision Makers


Power Packed Panel Discussions

Break Out


Live Demo



Minutes of Networking Opportunities


Eminent Speakers


Marketing Platform

5G - Empowering Business Customers

5G is the new promise of telecom industry today, because it has potential to transform the world. Compared to 2G, 3G and 4G which bought connectivity, mobility and all associated services and applications for human beings, 5G will do the same for everything else including appliances, automobiles, and machines. The result will be a smarter world - smart cars, smart fridges, smart homes, smart offices, smart cities, smart hospitals, smart manufacturing, smart taxi service, smart security, smart education, smart government et al. While earlier technologies influenced the common man, 5G will have an impact on how organizations think, work and serve their customers. No wonder, every CEO and his CIO is trying to figure out the challenges and opportunities from 5G because it not only brings true full-fledged broadband era of ultra-high speeds and bandwidth, ultra-low latency and a truly interconnected world.

However, for 5G to succeed, a vibrant 5G ecosystem, conducive policies, viable 5G technologies, products and solutions,5G pilot programs and test beds; 5G chipsets and handsets; and 5G start-ups to catalyse adoption will have to be in place. These are critical to accelerate 5G deployment, critical for building the next generation ubiquitous ultra-high broadband infrastructure.

Voice&Data "5G - For A Really Smart World" conference will bring the key stake holders - business users - face to face with service providers, app and content players, technology vendors, and policy makers for brainstorming, networking and partnering to understand, adopt and leverage 5G and all else that it promises to bring to the table.

Who should attend ?

Policy Makers, DoT

From the Government


Of Operators & Network Service Providers

CXOs & Tech Decision Makers

Of Enterprise Customers

CXOs/Decision Makers

From Tech & Apps Companies

Business & Tech

Analysts & Consultants


Time Sessions
08:30 AM Welcome & Registrations
10:30 AM Welcome Address by
  • Pradeep Gupta, CMD, CyberMedia
Introduction: India 5G Evolution: For A Really Smart World
  • Vikram Tiwathia, DDG, COAI
10:15 AM Inaugural Session
The Pioneers: How leading operators, technology companies, and policy makers are gearing up for 5G rollout across the globe
  • Chairperson: Anupam Srivastava, CMD, BSNL
  • Hakan Ohlsen, Director, Head of Technical Regulations, Ericsson
  • Sunil David, Director (IoT), AT&T India
  • P K Bhatnagar, President – Technology, Reliance Jio
11:00 AM Networking Tea Break
11:15 AM The Building Blocks: Getting the right policies, technologies, and business cases to kick-start 5G. And the challenges


  • Dr. Rajat Kathuria, CEO, ICRIER
  • P Balaji, Chief Regulatory & Corporate Affairs Officer, Vodafone Idea
  • Sandeep Gupta, EVP, Radio Network, Bharti Airtel
  • Sanjay Kaul, President, SP Business, Cisco (APJ)
  • Amit Marwah, CMO, Nokia Networks
  • Moderator: Vikram Tiwathia, DDG, COAI

Chief Guest's Address: : The India Roadmap – how Government's 5G plan will benefit operators, tech & apps players, and users
  • Aruna Sundararajan (IAS), Secretary, DoT & Chairperson, Telecom Commission
12:30 PM Session 2: Unlocking 5G Revenue Potential
How will 5G add new revenue streams for operators as well as their business Customers?

Industry Perspective:
  • Rajesh Gangadhar, Head of Wireless Broadband Converged Platforms, Sterlite Technologies
  • Dr Rishi Bhatnagar, President, Aeris Communications
  • Sridhar Krish, COO, Tikona Telecom
  • Amit Sinha Roy, Sr VP, Marketing & Strategy, Tata Communications
  • Mudit Agarwal, EVP Strategy & Planning, Vodafone
  • Moderator:Nitin Arora, Director – Strategy, PwC
01:30 PM Networking Lunch
02:30 AM Technology & Infrastructure Preparedness for 5G: How ready are 5G technology & Infrastructure companies and operators in India for deployment?


  • Prabhash Singh, Member (T), Telecom Commission
  • K Krishna, CTO, Hughes Communications
  • Shankar Iyer, Chief Marketing & Sales Officer, Indus Towers
  • Dr J S Sodhi, Group CIO, Amity Group
  • Alka Asthana, CTO, Bharti Infratel
  • Vishal Gupta, Director – IT, Apollo Indraprastha Hospitals
  • Moderator:: Sukanta De, Former President, Tata Tele
03:30 PM
Valedictory Session

5G Interoperability & Spectrum:
How can operators, technology & apps players, policy makers & business users work together to ensure 5G interoperability?

Timely and affordable availability of licensed and unlicensed spectrum to enable immersive data services across 5G networks

Valedictory Address:

  • N Sivasailam (IAS), Special Secretary, DoT
  • Vipin Tyagi, Executive Director, C-DOT
  • Parag Kar, Vice President, Government Affairs, Qualcomm
  • Pankaj Rana, Head – Mobility, Panasonic
  • RK Bahuguna, Advisor, Gurugram Metropolitan Dev Authority
  • Kapil Mahajan, CIO, Safexpress
  • Moderator: Arvind Bali, CEO, Videocon Telecom
04:30 PM Conclusions & Vote of Thanks
  • Ibrahim Ahmad, Group Editor, Voice&Data

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