Interaction with DR. SURESH BORKAR

Applicability, Challenges, and Competitive Strategies for Introduction of
4G and 5G wireless eco systems in the Indian context

1500 hrs – 1730 hrs : Monday, 21st December 2015Hotel Deccan Rendezvous, Apte Road, Shivaji Nagar, Pune

MIT School of Telecom Management (MITSOT) was privileged to organize an Interaction with one of the leading international telecom experts Dr. Suresh Borkar, who is a Professor, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA. He was the Managing Director and Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Tata Lucent Telecom Joint Venture and Lucent India Inc. He was also the Director for Customer Management for 3G/4G Wireless systems at Alcatel-Lucent Inc USA.

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Dr Borkar interacted with the leading industry participants, Telecom Technology professionals as well as concerned Academic officials on the applicability, challenges, and competitive strategies for introduction of 4G and 5G wireless eco systems in the Indian context. During this interaction, he examined the various approaches for providing the range of services from ubiquitous voice to differentiated mobile multimedia and shared his perspective on the game plan for leveraging of the associated innovative technologies including packet based only core, user priority based structures, and rules based Quality of Service (QoS) architecture.

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Further, with the frequent questionsposed by the participating delegates, he also reviewed the application of IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) foundation and utilization of cloud based platform for providing highly adaptable and flexible customer solutions. Some of the challenges that he discussed with reference to the Indian Telecom scenario were related to User Affordability, 4G devices at par with GSM phones, Price Points vs Services and the ongoing major issues which related to lack of manufacturing capabilities in the country as well as lack of Intellectual Property (IP) and Influence on Standards.

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This session proved to be of particular interest to the executives and managers entrusted with the responsibilities of setting technology direction in the face of exciting market dynamics, disruptive technologies, and challenging competitive environment. Participants at this interaction represented organizations such as Vodafone India, Idea Cellular, Infosys Technologies, AtomX Corporation, Giesecke & Devrient India, ITC Infotech, SITECH, RMASH Technologies, Symphony Teleca, Tata Communications, Saprom, Synthesys Solutions, Ziqitza Healthcare, Vidya Pratisthan’s College of Engg. (Baramati), Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering, Pratap Institute of Management and Technology (Washim), MIT etc.