India 2015



Theme: Telecom: Enabling growth and serving the masses

According to Deloitte, over the past decade, the Indian telecom industry has witnessed many positive developments. India has attained the second largest subscriber network after China , with the total number of subscribers scaling up to about 900 million, and claiming an urban teledensity in excess of 140 and rural teledensity of 40. With an estimated base of 67 million smartphone users in 2013, India also ranks fifth amongst the top countries in this category. With an increasing smartphone penetration in the country, subscribers accessing internet through mobile devices stand at 176.50 million.

India 2013



Theme: Technology ‘medley’ is on the menu - eat wisely to enjoy it!

Squeezing more out of the network without shedding off subscribers is paramount when the economy frowns on us. Today, there are more choices of different technologies, more network options, more services - but winning subscribers still depends on providing low cost connectivity from optimised resource usage.

India 2011



Theme: 3G comes to India

India’s auctions of 3G spectrum licenses in 2010 marked the start of a new era for India’s approximately 600 million mobile users. The 3G spectrum will give them better Internet access and accelerate the growth of everything from eGovernment to eHealth, eCommerce, telemedicine and much more. Service providers and equipment vendors for businesses and consumers alike will all be hard pressed to keep up with the demand for everything from smartphones to consumer applications, and from infrastructure to billing and network management services. Despite the expected in 3G driven revenues, there are concerns that the prices paid for the spectrum will have the auction winners struggling for years to recuperate their investment. Some industry observers predict there will be a wave of consolidations in the sector as a result.

India 2009



Theme: It’s more than outsourcing

The growth of India’s economy, driven by ICT and business process outsourcing has inspired comment and imitation the world over. The credit given to outsourcing is deserved, but the government policies, astute entrepreneurs, a vast number of well educated and prepared professionals that made India’s success in this field are often overlooked. India’s growing potential to source new service and products, not just outsource the operations of others, and its ability to move ahead by its own efforts are also overlooked by those not familiar with the country’s vast pool of talent and potential. This issue of Connect-World India will examine India’s growing strength and look a bit down the road it is travelling.

India 2007



Theme: Telecom - the business environment

So, how's business? Those in the telecom sector have many questions, some answers and few certainties. What is the business? What is the market? What is the business model? Nowadays, the telecom market is somewhat like Alice in the looking glass. Nothing is quite what it seems to be, what it used to be, or what it should be by traditional standards.

India 2005



Theme: Emerging Technology Emerging Hope (India)

Connect-World series of magazines is the leading magazine in the telecom and ICT industry that brings together the leading industry players, regulators, associations and governments, to discuss how technological integration and digital inclusion helps reduce the gap the leading industry players, regulators, associations and governments, to discuss how technological integration and digital inclusion helps reduce the gap between the developed and developing world.

India 1998



Theme: The definitive forum for the discussion of telecommunications development in India

Connect-World series of magazines is the leading magazine in the telecom and ICT industry that brings together the leading industry players, regulators, associations and governments, to discuss how technological integration and digital inclusion helps reduce the gap the leading industry players, regulators, associations and governments, to discuss how technological integration and digital inclusion helps reduce the gap between the developed and developing world.

India 2014



Theme: Digital development Indian style

Squeezing more out of the network without shedding off subscribers is paramount when the economy frowns on us. Today, there are more choices of different technologies, more network options, more services - but winning subscribers still depends on providing low cost connectivity from optimised resource usage.

India 2012



Theme: Mobile Virtual Network Operators – maintaining a successful model

The MVNO concept is now well accepted in many parts of the world, but commercial progress develops at variable speed and intensity. What are the secrets of success in different regions and in different business areas? Is regional regulation the reason or local aspects of culture and business influence MVNOs’ style and service adoption? In Europe, MVNOs are gaining independence of their hosting MNOs by running their own service platforms. They may use several MNOs to get best-service or best-package for their subscribers, often addressing particular niche markets. MVNOs create a wide range of business models – but these models must be enduring and must provide positive profit margins.

India 2010



Theme: Social nets and hard tech

The social networking sites is more than just a social phenomenon. Social computing, social networking, is also moving into the enterprise to facilitate coordination and interplay among workers. This will accelerate the already strong growth of social networks, it will drive the expansion of the physical networks that serve them, the software that controls them and the applications that run on them. The network equipment, computers, data storage facilities - the entire infrastructure - lowering he cost and environmental impact of the energy needed to keep these networks going will be a major concern. User devices will increasingly be designed to facilitate social networking. This issue of Connect-World will explore the impact of social networks upon the underlying hard and soft technologies; the theme will be Social nets and hard tech.

India 2008



Theme: Seamless networks and seamless business in a seamless world

Technologically, if not politically, the world is becoming increasingly interconnected, interdependent and interoperable. Few if any big companies are ‘national’ in the old sense; they no longer exist, work buy supplies and services and sell within the boundaries of a single nation. Supply chains and processes of all sorts reach into other nations and at times circle the globe crossing and interacting with one another, first in one nation than another, in subtle and complex ways.

India 2006



Theme: Consumer, business and social telecom in India

Connect-World series of magazines is the leading magazine in the telecom and ICT industry that brings together the leading industry players, regulators, associations and governments, to discuss how technological integration and digital inclusion helps reduce the gap the leading industry players, regulators, associations and governments, to discuss how technological integration and digital inclusion helps reduce the gap between the developed and developing world.

India 2004



Theme: Digital India, a Giant on the March

Connect-World series of magazines is the leading magazine in the telecom and ICT industry that brings together the leading industry players, regulators, associations and governments, to discuss how technological integration and digital inclusion helps reduce the gap the leading industry players, regulators, associations and governments, to discuss how technological integration and digital inclusion helps reduce the gap between the developed and developing world.