With an objective to enhance the knowledge of the young business minds about the future of telecom industry, a guest lecture was conducted at IIM Indore Mumbai Campus on September 15, 2016. Mr. Rajnish Sharma, Vice President (High Speed Internet), Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited was the speaker for the event. Mr. Sharma briefed the students about the ways to increase data usage among users.
Taking the participants through the journey and evolution of data in India, Mr. Sharma spoke extensively about the changing face of technology, and how our lives are increasingly integrated with it. He also talked about the transformation of data usage in India—the decrease in voice traffic with the advent of high speed internet, the contribution of the Internet in the GDP, and the potential contribution of rural population.
He also discussed how the channels of data consumption have changed with the surge in the usage of smartphones, and how the amalgamation of high speed data and high definition content has led to increase in video viewership, which has become a significant revenue source for telecom companies. He also elaborated on various methods adopted by Jio to provide a wholesome user experience, such as content bundling, affordable pricing, data and traffic management to name a few. The session concluded with an interactive Q&A session, where the guest addressed various queries raised by the participants pertaining to security, services, and future strategies.
About Mr. Rajnish Sharma: An alumnus of MDI and BITS Pilani, Mr. Sharma has over 20 years of experience in an array of domains in the telecom industry. He has also been previously associated with various telecom giants like Airtel, MTS, TATA Teleservices, and Hughes Communications.