India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2020 | UPSC

India Mobile Congress 2020 | UPSC


Shri Sanjay Dhotre announces the fourth edition of India Mobile Congress 2020 through a video message

      WHY IN NEWS:

50+ participating Companies, 3000+ CXO level delegates and 15000+ visitors coming together in virtual avatar to be held in December from 8th to 10th

MINISTRY? :- Ministry of Communications
SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 3: Communication : ICT


For PRELIMS go through aim , key areas of deliberation and objective of this conference . Do not forget the organisers .

For MAINS go through significance and the key topics introduced in this event . These technologies can be embedded into your Mains answers . Let. us dive in !


In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, India Mobile Congress 2020 will be held virtually from 8th Dec to 10th Dec.


India Mobile Congress is the largest digital technology forum in South Asia.

  • This year prime Partners include Dell Technologies, Ribbon Communications and Red Hat.

India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2020 | UPSC


  • Department of Telecommunications (DoT)
  • Cellular Operator Association of India (COAI)


  • India Mobile Congress 2020 is scheduled for 8 December through 10 December 2020 & will be held virtually.
  • IMC has established itself as a leading platform for bringing together the industry, Government, academia, and other ecosystem players.


  • India Mobile Congress not only is the biggest technology event in South Asia, it is also the biggest networking event in India in the digital technology space.

The aim is to discuss and display the latest in the technology world. 

  • The scale and scope of IMC makes it one of the biggest events in India, across various domains and sectors.
  • Inspire Satat Bharat Sanatan Bharat (Digital inclusivity in connecting nearly 6 lakh villages with optical fiber
  • Promote Samagra BharatSaksham Bharat (entrepreneurship & innovation)

THEME 2020

This year IMC’s theme is going to be – “Inclusive Innovation – Smart I Secure I Sustainable“.


A unique platform for exhibition, dialogue, networking and collaboration

  • CONFERENCE : Three-day conference featuring industry experts & policy makers
  • EXHIBITION : Showcasing the latest from the world of emerging technologies
  • NETWORKING : Fostering collaboration between companies & individuals.

India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2020 | UPSC


  • Promoting Local Manufacturing
  • Fostering International Regional Cooperation
  • Inspiring Inclusive & Sustainable Development
  • Promoting Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Driving Foreign & Local Investments
  • Pushing for Greater Number of Technology Exports
  • Facilitating Supportive Regulatory & Policy Frameworks
  • Encouraging R&D in the Telecom & Technology Sectors


  • INNOVATION : Top companies will showcase new, relevant use cases and solutions while we also look into necessary policy changes and implementation of emerging technologies.
  • SMART : IMC embodies the concept of smart, by putting together a smart ecosystem where the industry meets the lawmakers, regulators and experts to discuss the most relevant issues.
  • SECURE : IMC recognizes the challenges technological advancement presents in terms of security.

IMC 2020 focuses on the solution that are reliable and sustainable.

  • SUSTAINABLE : IMC is committed to the UN SDGs and in 2020, we will debate the role of technology is fullling these goals.
  • INCLUSIVE : IMC embraces the idea of inclusive and will be showcasing technologies without barriers.


  • For the third year in a row, India Mobile Congress proved its worth as the top-most and marquee telecom and technology event of the country .

The forum is showcasing an impressive variety of emerging technologies.

  • In a first, 56 live demos of 5G were showcase at a single event as a number of companies looked to show their technological might and readiness for the future.
  • Ericsson led the way with a unique showcase of 5G involving a live band performing while its members were at two different locations.


South Asia’s largest digital technology forum, where voice, data and a billion people converge. 

With more than 30 sessions and 150 plus speakers, IMC conference sessions will address industry defining topics:

  • Revolving around 5G
  • Intelligent Edge
  • Immersive World
  • Privacy & Ethics
  • Autonomous Things
  • Smart Spaces
  • Augmented Analytics
  • Inventive Unicorns
  • Health and Future Logistics. 


  • COAI was constituted in 1995 as a registered, non-governmental society.
  • COAI’s vision is to establish India as the global leader of mobile communications infrastructure, products .

COAI’s aim is to achieve a national tele density of 100 per cent, including broadband.

  • The association is also dedicated to the advancement of modern communication and towards delivering the benefits of innovative and affordable mobile communication services to the people of India.

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

  • India Mobile Congress continues to assert its position as the leading platform for exhibition, dialogue and collaboration.

India Mobile Congress is committed to put India on the global technology map and promote the idea of a self-reliant India ( Atmanirbhar Bharat).

  • India’s largest technology event this year will witness the coming together of some of the top industry stalwarts, Regulators and Policy Makers from across the globe.
     SOURCES:  PIB  | India Mobile Congress 2020 | UPSC



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