In order to deliberate on new technologies which promise to revolutionize network operations, Amity Institute of Telecom Engineering & Management (AITEM) of Amity Unversity started 12thAnnual National Telecom Seminar ‘Telefocus’ on theme ‘Telecom Networks: Evolving from Hardware to Software’ at Amity Campus, Sector 125, Noida.
The two day seminar was inaugurated by Mr. Rajan S. Mathews, Director General, Cellular Operators Association of India; Mr. Sandeep Girotra ,Country Head, Nokia Networks Ltd; Dr. Ashok K. Chauhan – Founder President, Amity Group and Lt. Gen. P. D. Bhargava – Group Deputy Vice Chancellor, Amity Universities & Advisor, AITEM.
Addressing the gathering, Dr. Ashok K Chauhan said that Amity has always encouraged industry academia linkages as it is a mutual approach wherein companies offer business insights and the students contribute fresh inputs to proven methodology and expertise. He advised students to achieve success one must aim high and have faith in oneself. Dr Chauhan averred that Amity nurtures behavioral science in amalgamation with global education and values which prepare students to reach the pinnacle of success.
Welcoming the guests, Lt. Gen P D Bhargava said that Communications service providers have long wished to drive down the operational cost (Opex) of their networks and increase the agility and speed with which they deliver new services. He stressed that their concern to achieve a programmable network that can be reconfigured quickly, easily and cost-effectively to meet the new customer and service demand is driving huge interest in technologies such as Software Define Network and Network Function Virtualization.
Addressing the gathering, Mr. Sandeep Girotra said that in present time, technology has become essential in our lives as it affects both work and leisure activities. He further added that Technology is the principal driving force of the future and will play a major role in transforming lives and shaping future at unprecedented rate. But the backbone for this change would be communication.
Sharing his views, Mr. Rajan S. Mathews said that the present generation has many opportunities available from startups, investments to career growth options. However, it is important to opt for right option from plethora of opportunities. He encouraged the budding professionals to indentify the strengths within them rather than be dependent on parents or anyone else for constant guidance for their career.
During the occasion, Industry doyens were conferred upon “Telecom Excellence Awards” including “Top Infrastructure Innovator for the Year – 2015” to Indus Towers; “Top Telecom Towers Company of the Year-2015” to Bharti Infratel; “Top Renewable Energy Company of the year - 2015” to Delta Power Solutions Ltd; “Top Internet Application Provider -2015” to Facebook; “Top Digital Services & Network Provider of the Year-2015” to Bharti Airtel Ltd.; “Top Telecom Service Provider of the Year-2015” to Vodafone India Ltd.; “Top Domestic e-commerce Company of the Year- 2015” to Paytm; “Top Handsets Manufacturer of the Year -2015” to Samsung Electronic India Ltd and “Top Rural Service Provider of the Year -2015” to Idea Cellular amongst others.