Virtual Summit: ET Telecom: The 5G Congress 2021

Our Research Vice President Neil Shah and Associate Research Director Gareth Owen will be attending the “5G Congress 2021” by ET Telecom on 25th and 26th February 2021.

Overview of the event:

The fifth-generation (5G) technology is set to bring the next wave of disruption in the telecom sector, with an array of cross-industry applications that are poised to further boost telecom carriers’ income.

With an ambition to become a full-service digital service provider with open technology architecture, it is high time to closely engage with network vendors to offer low latency-backed communication services, bringing the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual reality (VR) into the mainstream.

India’s telecom sector, in the efforts of enabling policies including more quantum of the spectrum, is set to establish new benchmarks in the next-generation network deployments and service delivery.

ETTelecom will conduct The 5G Congress on both days where we will discuss roadmap for the next generation 5G network along with use cases, device ecosystem and India’s regulatory environment. An executive training programme will also be hosted on Day 2, in parallel with the summit.

Registration link: here

Session details:

Neil Shah and Gareth Owen will be moderating two sessions at the event. Session details are below:

Topic: Making 5G Use Cases Right & Relevant

Moderator: Neil Shah

About: The next-generation technology is poised to bring in India-specific use cases across industry verticals that may fetch more revenue for the telecom carriers. Not just for consumers, 5G is going to enable a lot of new use cases. India’s DoT has already selected 100 such use cases under 5G hackathon and will select more under the phase 2. The panel will discuss how 5G will enable use cases with the help of technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). The panelists will discuss 5G utilities in everyday’s life and immediate ways to address ecosystem challenges.


• A K Mishra, Director, National Smart Grid Mission
• Pamela Kumar, Director General, TSDSI
• Kapil Mehrotra, Group CTO, National Collateral Management Services
• Vijayaraman Subramanian, Managing  Director, Verizon India
• Sundi Raman, Head- IoT, Bharti Airtel

Topic: 5G Network in India: Core and Backhaul transformation with new age technologies

Moderator: Gareth Owen

About:  With the introduction of 5G, telcos have an opportunity to become Universal Service Providers, offering a complete range of telecom services. To enable new capabilities and capture new business, telcos need to evolve to a cloud native 5G Core and strengthen its backhaul. There will also be a need to create truly virtualized networks for automation and orchestration to allow faster creation and monetization of services, while giving operators the ability to best optimize the performance of their networks. The panel will discuss the need for brownfield networks and how prepared Greenfield networks are in India.


• Mudit Agarwal, EVP Technology Strategy and Planning, Vodafone Idea
• Aayush Bhatnagar, Senior Vice President- Technology, Jio
• Sandeep Gupta, EVP (Network Strategy & Architecture), Bharti Airtel Ltd
• Ludvig Landgren, Head of Digital Services, Market Area South East Asia, Oceania and India, Ericsson
• Anand Bhaskar, Managing Director, Service Provider Business, Cisco India & SAARC

For more information on the event and registration link for the sessions, click here.

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