The current pandemic has brought forth many changes in the world. The significant change which was brought forth by the epidemic was our dependency on technology. With this comes various challenges as technology is both beneficial as well as comes with its own risk.
Considering the recent developments, the government of India made a new announcement. The government-supported telecom sector event India Mobile Congress (IMC) will be held through virtual mode between December 8-10.
Telecom Secretary Anshu Prakash said, “We have to rise to the occasion. I am told that this (is the) largest technology event in South Asia. We should build upon it. DoT is funding at least 30 SMEs (small and medium enterprises) and start-ups to participate in this event”.
Sources claim a considerable debate about whether the event must be postponed or skipped to be conducted in 2021. But considering the profound changes brought forth by the pandemic in the technology market, the congress was mandatory.
Minister of State for Communication Sanjay Dhotre said, “Telecom sector has emerged as the backbone of digital infrastructure. COVID-19 has brought many challenges, but the telecom sector has proved its mettle. We believe IMC 2020 will showcase technology-driven initiatives”.
In a video message, he also said that the number of base stations has grown by 220 percent in the last six years, and mobile telephony has reached all corners of the country.
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