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International Workshop on Convergence of Broadcast and Broadband
November 14, 2018 - November 15, 2018
ORGANISERS – TSDSI & ATSC
Gulmohar, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
ATSC and TSDSI, jointly organised an “International Workshop on Convergence of Broadcast & Broadband” in New Delhi on 14-15 November 2018, to stimulate dialog on this topic among expert stakeholders from the Govt. Industry and technology experts.
About the Workshop:
The explosive growth of mobile and OTT video has created a need for a more efficient transmission solution to provide a high-quality user experience. One-to-many broadcasts of live news, sports, entertainment and data offers an effective means to offload high demand traffic. With the advent of new technologies in telecommunications enabling substantially high data speeds over IP based networks, convergence of IP based broadcasting and broadband will benefit network/service providers as well as consumers. For such benefit to arise, standard driven implementation is a necessity.
An IP-based open global standard should make it possible to develop a convergence of broadcast and broadband both in network and in user devices, particularly for “Direct to Mobile” (DTM) services. Broadcast and Broadband Convergence is under active consideration of the government in India and across the world. Early trials and deployments have started.
The objective of this conference was to bring together technical, business and regulatory experts from India and across the world to kick-start a discussion on “Broadcast and Broadband convergence” from an India perspective. There was special focus on understanding India’s unique requirements and challenges and a review of trends in global standards development. This would help define a strategy and approach to develop India appropriate standards and use these to influence global standards.
The conference offered the opportunity to hear from and interact with technical and business experts from India and around the world to discover how interested organizations can benefit from standard based implementation of convergence.
This conference was a collaboration activity under the MoU signed between TSDSI and ATSC.
As an immediate takeaway from the workshop, TSDSI has proposed formation of a FOCUS GROUP ON CONVERGENCE OF BROADCAST AND BROADBAND to work out an action plan to achieve convergence of Broadcast and Broadband by identifying and addressing technical and policy issues. The Focus Group will be mentored by Mr A K Mittal, Advisor- Networks, TSDSI. It is open to non TSDSI members. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to join in the activities of the Group.
PARTICIPATION: Approximately 80+ participants attended the workshop.
VENUE: The workshop was held in Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Center, Delhi, Gulmohar Hall
November 14th, 2018: 0900 to 1730 and November 15th, 2018: 0900 to 1330
For Speaker presentations visit: https://members.tsdsi.in/index.php/s/lTpOD3VBUImh9CU
Detailed Program Agenda is as below:
|Day 1||Wednesday, 14th November 2018|
|0900 – 0930||REGISTRATION|
|0930 – 1045||INAUGURAL SESSION:
Welcome Remarks from TSDSI Director General & ATSC President
Ms Pamela Kumar & Mr Mark Richer
Opening Remarks by Prof. Abhay Karandikar, Director IIT Kanpur and Former Chairman TSDSI
Special Address by Mr N Sivasailam, Special Secretary – Department of Telecom
Key Note Address by Mr R S Sharma, Chairman- TRAI
|1045 – 1115||Tea Break|
|1115 – 1200||SESSION: The 4G and 5G Foundational Rationale for Direct to Mobile (DTM) – ALL IP!
Mr Mark Aitken – ONE Media, USA
Ms Madeleine Noland – LG, USA
TSDSI Member Expert*
|1200 – 1245||SESSION: Broadcast Offload for Wireless Carriers and OTT Providers – Opportunity for Indian IP
Mr Satish Jamadagni – Reliance JIO, India
Mr Anindya Saha – Saankhya Labs, India
|1245 – 1400||Networking Lunch|
|1400 – 1445||SESSION: Broadcast/Broadband Convergence in the 4G and 5G Road Map
Dr Sung Ik Park & Dr Jae Young Lee – ETRI, Korea
Mr Jérôme Floch – Enensys, France
Mr T.V. Ramachandran, Broadband India Forum, India
|1445 – 1515||SESSION: Regulatory Perspective
Mr S K Singhal, Advisor, TRAI
|1515 – 1530||SESSION: International Adoption of Next Gen Broadcasting
Mr Jerald Fritz – ONE Media, USA
|1530 – 1545||Tea Break|
|1545 – 1645||PANEL DISCUSSION: Global Markets – Driving Ecosystem Development by “Make in India”
Mr Amit Yadav*, Joint Secretary, DoT – Moderator
Mr Parag Naik – Saankhya Labs, India
Mr Stanley Park, SK Telecom
Mr Kingshuk Bhattacharya*, Sony India
|1645 – 1700||Conclusions from deliberations of Day#1 from ATSC President
Mark Richer – ATSC, USA
|1800 onwards||Networking Dinner|
|Day 2||Thursday, 15th November 2018|
|0930 – 0945||Context Setting for Day#2
Mr Sesh Simha, ONE Media, USA
|0945 – 1015||SESSION: Public Broadcaster Perspectives
Mr Shashi Shekhar Vempati – CEO Prasar Bharati, India
|1015 – 1115||Open Discussion on the Shifting Paradigms of Content Delivery
Mr Amitabh Kumar, Zee, India – Moderator
Workshop speakers and audience
|1115 – 1130||SESSION: Spectrum Considerations
Ms Revathi, Deputy Wireless Advisor – Wireless Planning Commission, Department of Telecom
|1130 – 1145||Tea Break|
|1145 – 1245||SESSION: Enhancing the User’s Media Experience
Mr Chandra Kotaru – Gaian Solutions, India
Mr Bel Mouhouche – Samsung, UK
Mr Sang Jin Yoon – DigiCAP, Korea
Stefan Meltzer – Fraunhofer Institute, Germany
|1245 – 1315||Closing Remarks from TSDSI Director General
Ms Pamela Kumar – TSDSI, India
|1315 – 1430||Networking Lunch|