Telecom Equipment and Services Export Promotion Council (TEPC)
Telecom Equipment and Services Export Promotion Council (TEPC)
Telecom Equipment & Services Export Promotion Council (TEPC) as a Council plays a critical role in furtherance of Telecom Exports from the Country 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. During the year 2015-16, TEPC organized/ participated in the following events/ exhibitions.
India Telecom 2016: An Exclusive International B2B meeting [7th Buyer Seller Meet] at Shangri - La's Eros Hotel, New Delhi, India on 12th & 13th February 201
TEPC (Telecom Equipment Export Promotion Council) organized an exclusive International Buyer-Seller meet which was attended by more than 80 buyers from 30 countries. These buyers consist of Telecom Service Providers and System Integrators who are keen to source Indian telecom equipment and services. This represents an increase of over 70% compared to last year and demonstrates the growing interest amongst Telecom Service Providers from South-East Asia, Latin America, Africa, Middle East as well as North America, to choose India as a source of telecom products and services.
The event was inaugurated by Secretary Commerce Ms. Rita Teaotia and Shri J.S. Deepak, Secretary, Telecom and Chairman of TEPC. Other dignitaries present at the event included Shri N. Sivasailam, Additional Secretary Telecom & Co-Chairman TEPC, Shri D. Mallick, Deputy Managing Director, EXIM Bank of India and several industry leaders and senior government officials from the telecom sector.
This event is TEPC's flagship event and is a unique platform where potential buyers from across the globe are invited to meet Indian suppliers of telecom equipment and services as well as key stakeholders in the Indian Government. This event provides opportunities to Indian telecom exporters to meet qualified overseas buyers and develop long term business relationships. During this event, in addition to the Buyer-Seller business meetings by more than 90 Indian exporters, TEPC has also organized an exhibition where more than 25 Indian telecom exporters showcased their products and capabilities. The delegates also visited some of the manufacturing factory of the Indian companies.
During the 1st week of May, TEPC participated in CeBIT Australia 2015, scheduled from 5th – 7th May 2015 at Olympic Park, Sydney, Australia with 11 Indian Exporters. The event was organized under the Market Development Assistance Scheme of Department of Commerce, Government of India. The TEPC India Pavilion was inaugurated by Mr. Sanjay Sudhir, the Consulate General of India at Sydney. During the event, the Indian exhibitor received good number of enquiries and some business negotiation with prospective customers.
SVIAZ EXPO 2015
Telecom Equipment & Services Export Promotion Council (TEPC) along with its 10 member exporters participated for the first time in Sviaz/Expo Comm 2015, Moscow, Russia from 12-15 May 2015 at Moscow, Russia. The exhibition took place in IEC Expocentre, Moscow. The Indian delegation consisted of exporter members led by Shri R K Pathak, DDG (IC), Department of Telecommunications & Secretary, TEPC. TEPC has taken space of 81 sqm for building TEPC-India pavilion. TEPC has participated in SVIAZ/EXPO COMM 2015, Moscow for the first time as the members were interest in exploring the CIS including Russian market.
TEPC participated in CommunicAsia 2015, 2nd – 5th June 2015 at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore with 24 Indian Exporters. The event was organized under the Market Access Initiative Scheme of Department of Commerce. TEPC has taken space of 213 sqm for building TEPC-India Pavilion. TEPC-India pavilion was jointly inaugurated by Her Excellency Ms. Vijay Thakur Singh, High Commissioner of India at Singapore and Shri Shashi Ranjan Kumar, Joint Secretary (Admin), Department of Telecommunications, India. During the event, the Indian exhibitor received good number of enquiries and some business negotiation with prospective customers.
INDO AFRICA ICT EXPO 2015
TEPC with its co-organizer NASSCOM and Partner ICT Authority Kenya, organized Indo Africa ICT Expo 2015, scheduled from 28th September to 29th September 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya. The event was inaugurated by Hon'ble Minister H.E. Mr. Najib Balala, Cabinet Secretary, Government of Kenya and Mr. Rakesh Garg, Secretary Telecom, Government of India along with Mr. Yogeshwar Varma, High Commissioner of India in Kenya. Various senior Government officials and business leaders from India, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Sudan, Nigeria & Rwanda attended this event. As a special invitee, Mr. Elsadig Fadlalla, Hon'ble Minister of State for Telecom and IT from Sudan was also present. The kickoff launch for this event was done by Dr. Fred O. Matiang'i, Cabinet Secretary, Government of Kenya along with Hon'ble Minister of Communications & IT, Government of India, Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad in presence of government and industry earlier on July 7, 2015 in New Delhi.
These countries used the Indo-Africa ICT Expo in Nairobi as a platform to explore areas in which the two regions can collaborate for the mutual benefits of their markets. India has an agile tech sector whose software, outsourcing, hardware and electronic manufacturing trade contributes $120 billion to its economy annually. India's exports to Kenya are currently at $4.18 billion, with the balance of trade heavily in India's favour. India is Kenya's largest trading partner for consecutive 3 years and the largest exporter to Kenya.
Mr. Rakesh Garg, Secretary, Telecom Government of India and Chairman of TEPC said, "We are leveraging the convergence of telecom and IT for launching a digital transformation that will be used for the betterment of our lives in all aspects of human society. Due to the large scale and diversities, we have got a lot of experience in policies, networks/ technology, skill development and innovative solutions that we would like to share with Africa. We are also impressed that Kenya has been creating innovative solutions using ICT for improving the lives of its people. Together, we see many opportunities for cooperation and our Government is keen to find ways to increase the business between India and Africa in ICT sector".
There were two parallel conference sessions involving Telecom and Information Technology. International experts including Director General of ITU for Africa made Presentations and participated in panel discussions on latest Technology Themes. Indian experts tried to make presentations in support of accelerating Indian exports. There were 78 Indian exporters and more than 79 foreign buyers.
In October, TEPC participated in GITEX Technology Week, scheduled from 18th October to 22nd October 2015 in Dubai. TEPC Pavilion was inaugurated by Shri Anurag Bhushan, Consul General, Consulate General of India and Dr. Juma Al Matrooshi - Sr. Executive VP – Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority, Govt. of Dubai.
The export of telecom equipments from India to UAE has started growing in last few years. Dubai is considered as the gateway from where the goods are further exported to African Countries, LATAM countries etc. The telecommunication market in Dubai has grown at an annual rate of 20% over the past few years, and the increasing life standard has boosted the demand for digital lifestyle products.
In GITEX Technology Week 2014, 16 members participated and in GITEX Technology Week 2015, 18 members participated. TEPC booked 207 SQM space this year. Participation in this event gives participating TEPC members, access to over 130,000+ technology professionals that have real buying power. GITEX Technology Week 2015 gives a good opportunity to our members to showcase their products and technology solutions and interact with the foreign buyers.
TEPC participated in Africacom this year along with its 11 member companies. Over the past couple of years, Africa has been one of the faster growing markets worldwide for deployment of IT and is one of the most important markets for the Indian Telecom and IT industry. The liberalization of Africa continues and most countries have established regulatory bodies to ensure a fair, competitive and enabling environment. The India Pavilion was inaugurated jointly by Mr. S K Rawat, Head of Chancery, Durban & in charge of High Commission of India at Cape Town and Shri M Akhaya, Chief Vigilance Officer (Ex-officio Joint Secretary), Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications & IT. The exhibition at AfricaCom 2015 provided an excellent opportunity to see the latest products, solutions and technologies. Attendees enjoyed plenty of time to speak to software creators, service providers, device manufacturers, telecom personnel and more.
TEPC Participated in CommuniCast along with its 12 member companies. It was for the first time TEPC participated in CommuniCast Myanmar. While the Region's focus has revolved around the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries and China, Myanmar is becoming increasingly important for India in both a strategic and economic context. There is a large potential for bilateral trade, investment and other forms of economic cooperation with Myanmar. The 4th India-Myanmar Joint Trade Committee (JTC) Meeting was held in New Delhi in September 2011 and both countries agreed to double the bilateral trade to US $ 3 billion by 2015 which seems achievable considering current trade trends. Growth in Myanmar's imports from India outpaced growth in their exports to India. In fact, value of imports from India increased significantly from US$ 51.025 million to US$ 94.30 million. India stood 4th largest trading partner among ASEAN and neighboring countries of Myanmar.