Telecom Equipment and Services Export Promotion Council (TEPC)
Telecom Equipment and Services Export Promotion Council (TEPC) has been set up by the Government of India to promote and develop export of telecom equipment and services from India. TEPC as a Council plays a critical role in furtherance of Telecom export from the India and assists its member companies in easy facilitation of their respective exports. The Council caters to the complete Telecom Ecosystem including Telecom Hardware Manufacturers, Telecom Service Providers, Telecom Software Vendors and Consultants. Export promotion continues to be a major thrust area for the Government. In a view of the prevailing macro-economic situation, Government emphasis is on exports promotion activities and to facilitate it, various measures are being undertaken through Market Access Initiative Schemes from the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry India to support the various export.
TEPC has been working with the entire eco-system of Indian telecom exporters as well as various departments of Government of India to deliver and create end-to-end telecom solutions. Keeping in mind the caliber of Indian Manufactures and demand of developing countries, TEPC felicitates various projects in the field of Telecom Digital connectivity. TEPC has invited its members for consortium approach to provide a platform to perform and deliver their respective services to clients outside India. It will also help in sharing the individual expertise of the members and promote the Telecom equipment & services from India to the developing world.
TEPC had provided project proposals to MEA, DoT and Department of Commerce covering a) SAARC: Bangladesh, Bhutan, b) ASEAN: Myanmar, Cambodia, Lao, Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines c) Africa: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa, South Sudan, Burundi d) Iran The proposal encompasses intra-country digital connectivity, including training and inter-country digital connectivity.
TEPC Participation in Events
TEPC on regular basis organizes various structured promotional events so as to create awareness on the capability of Indian telecom exports. The various promotional activities carried out on a regular basis are product & services specific delegation to selected countries, exclusive Indian TEPC Exhibition, country participation in Specialized Trade Fairs, Catalogue Show, Buyer-Seller Meets, Product Specific Seminars and Conferences - both in India and abroad. During the year 2017, TEPC organized/participated in the following events/ exhibitions in India as well as abroad:
Indo Africa ICT Expo 2017: 6th September – 7th September at Lagos, Nigeria
To reiterate the relationship and commitment between India and the African countries, the third edition of the Indo Africa ICT Expo 2017 was organized in Lagos, Nigeria on 6th and 7thSeptember 2017 at Eko Hotel & Suiets. The event was organized by TEPC with NASSCOM as its co-organizer and ITAN Nigeria, ALTON Nigeria, ATCON Nigeria were our supporting partners. The event was supported by Department of Telecom and Department of Commerce, Government of India.
There were over 54 Telecom & Technology companies who showed their latest products and solutions at the Indo-Africa ICT Expo cum Conference. The event was successfully inaugurated by Communications Minister of Nigeria, Barrister Adebayo Shittu, along with Deputy Communications Minister of Ghana, and Minister of State of Ethiopia, His Excellency, High Commissioner of India to Nigeria, HE. B.N. Reddy and Ambassador of Rwanda.
Dignitaries at the inauguration of the conference include Dr. Ernest Ndukwe, former executive vice chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission who is chairman of Openmedia Group, Mr. Olusola Teniola, President of the Association of Telecom Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), Engr. Gbenga Adebayo, Chairman of Association of Licensed Telephone Operators (ALTON) and Mr. Tayo Adeniyi, President of the Information Technology Association of Nigeria (ITAN), as well as Chief Charles Okeke, chairman of the IT/Telecom Trading Group of the National Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, (NACCIMA) and Mr. Ahmed Ojikutu, President of the Computers and Allied Products Association of Nigeria (CAPDAN).
A key highlight of the event was the panel discussion on Digital Vision of the Developing Nations where Hon’ble ICT Ministers/Secretaries with high level Government and business delegation from India, Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya & Rwanda participated. Government to Government talks were also held between Indian Government and official government delegations from Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia, Rwanda & Kenya.
The commitment shown by the Nigerian Ministry of Communications on behalf of the Government of Nigeria is indicative of the open arms with which the Indo-Africa ICT Expo 2017 has been accepted in Nigeria.
GITEX Technology Week 2017, 8th -12th October 2017 at Dubai
TEPC has participated in GITEX Technology Week scheduled from 8th -12th October 2017 along with 20 member companies. GITEX is one of the biggest ICT event featuring more than 4,000 companies and over 143,000 industry visitors. TEPC has been participating in GITEX for last 7 years along with member companies. GITEX reflects not only the field of information and communication technology, but also the exponentially progressive and entrepreneurial development of Dubai and the larger Arab World.
On 10th August, H.E. Mr. Navdeep Singh Suri: Ambassador of India to UAE, Embassy of India at Abu Dhabi visited TEPC pavilion and interacted with exhibitors. He was happy to see the growing potential of India. He shared his knowledge with the participants.
AFRICACOM 2017, 7-9 November 2017 at Cape Town, South Africa
AfricaCom is the premier Pan-African communications event. AfricaCom 2017 was scheduled from 7-9 November 2017 at Cape Town, South Africa. This year Indian delegation consisted of 20 members. The India Pavilion was inaugurated Dr. K. J. Srinivasa, Consul General of India, Johannesburg.
India ASEAN ICT Expo 2017, 6-7 December 2017 at Jakarta, Indonesia
India and Indonesia have shared two millennia of close cultural and commercial contacts. The Hindu, Buddhist and later Muslim faith travelled to Indonesia from the shores of India. India has emerged as one of the prominent trade partners for ASEAN and both the regions have shown complementarities for business to expand and grow. IT and Telecom form the backbone for the growth of any country and ASEAN including Indonesia have been one of the fastest growing markets worldwide in ICT adoption and communication technology.
India-ASEAN trade and investment relations have been growing steadily, with ASEAN being India's fourth largest trading partner. To reiterate the relationship and commitment between India and ASEAN countries, Ministry of Communications, Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, along with Telecom Equipment and Services Export Promotion Council (TEPC) and NASSCOM and a number of partners from leading local institutions in Indonesia such as MASTEL (Telecommunication Society), ISD (Indonesia Services Dialogue Council), FTII (Indonesian Information Technology Federation), ITF (Indonesia Technology Forum), IDEA (Indonesian E-commerce Association), and APJII (Association Internet Organizer Indonesia) hosted “India-ASEAN ICT Expo” at Hotel Shangri-La, Jakarta on 6-7 December 2017. The event brought together over 45+ ICT companies from India and many more from ICT sector from Indonesia and ASEAN countries as well. India-ASEAN ICT Expo is international event to build partnership between India and ASEAN in ICT Industry. India has experience to build ICT industry base in education, mobile broadband connectivity, software and application, and so many aspects of ICT.