6th Edition of India m2m + iot Forum 2019 Concluded

The two-day forum witnessed industrious deliberations on smart cities and villages

Internet of Things

The 6th edition of India m2m + iot Forum 2019, the national forum on machine-to-machine (m2m) and Internet of things (iot) focused on applications of these disruptive technologies in smart cities and villages space was concluded on 15th January after two days of enthralling series of Panel discussions, Keynote addresses, Technology show at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

The forum was jointly organized by the Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (DMS, IIT - Delhi), FI Media (Future Internet and Electronic Media - a prestigious project of the European Union) and India m2m + iot Forum.

The forum highlighted the need of forward-looking policies and a proactive government to play a role in the development of smart cities and villages on the bedrock of JAM Trinity which has 1bn bank accounts (Jan Dhan) + 1bn Aadhaar + 1bn mobile broadband users, already organized for the technological revolution in this space, thus, capitalizing the connected world with the help of modern and niche technologies like 5G, GIS, IoT, m2m and others.

Likewise, the government's effort to connect 2.5 lakh Gram Panchayats with BharatNet project was discussed to leverage the smart villages concept in India.

5G vision for India was also one of the major highlights, as 5G technology has the potential for ushering a major societal transformation in India by enabling a rapid expansion of the role of information technology across manufacturing, education, healthcare, agriculture, finance and social sectors.

The panelists voiced that India must embrace this opportunity by deploying 5G networks early, efficiently, and pervasively as well as emerge as a significant innovator and technology supplier at the global level. Emphasis should be placed on 5G touching the lives of rural and weaker economic segments so as to make it a truly inclusive technology.


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