Global Cables & Connectivity Forum (GCCF): A Roadmap
The forum is constituted to bring excellence in telecom services through exchange of information about ICT services, products, raw materials, machinery and process innovations through the organization symposiums and exhibitions on cables and connectivity.
In order to bring Indian cable industry, especially, fiber optic cables, to the fore front of technology and quality, a forum was envisaged. The forum is expected to bring the entire technical expert from India and abroad on a common platform for exchange of technical information to enhance the overall upliftment of the industry, in turn making the industry more technologically sound and advance.
This thought was shared with many of the leading people from the cable manufacturing companies, telcos, raw material suppliers, machine supplier, etc. It was decided to bring on board the few key people who will assist in creating the initial shape and base for the forum. This can then enable more people to participate to eventually become a leading global platform for the exchange of state-of-the -art technologies.
Mr. Manohar Rampal (Reliance Jio), Mr. R Sridharan, CEO, Birla Cable Ltd., Mr. Sunil Upmanyu- Finolex, Mr. Venkatesan Murthy- Sterlite technologies and Mr. Mukesh Sanghvi (Indore Composite) joined together to take this initiative forward. They hope to formalize this forum in the next 3-4 months and then invite industry expert to join in large numbers to make it successful.
Indore Composite Pvt. Ltd., a leading cable raw material supplier, hosted the first event at Marriott Mumbai to kick start the GCC forum, which was attended by a large number of representatives from various companies like STL, VTL, Finolex, HFCL, HTL, Apar, Polycab, Himalyan, and others. The panel finally agreed to name the forum as Global Cable & Connectivity Forum (GCCF).
An Outline of the Forum
GCC Forum shall organize the cable and connectivity symposium and exhibition of latest product and services as the premier technology forum to bring excellence in telecom services through exchange of information about ICT services, products, raw materials, machinery and process innovation for cabling and connectivity solutions with a view to develop and create industry professionals through training, technical seminars and education.
A non-profit and neutral forum set up to plan, promote, initiate and coordinate exchange of technical information on latest trends in the information and communication technologies (ICT), telecom, wire, cable and fiber optics among the industry, government, and infrastructure service providers through technical interaction and symposium. This interaction shall result in excellence in telecom services and connectivity solutions with a view to develop and create industry professionals through skill enhancement, technical seminars and training. This will contribute in achieving digital India goal of our country and the world.
GCCF’s professional development program includes conferences to provide innovative and telecom industry focused events which are content rich and interactive. It offers content services and skill enhancement program through training. This program organizes event services and symposiums to boost industry brand creditability through business contacts. This forum shall provide an opportunity to explore discussions on topical issues, learn about new telecom technologies, new fiber and cable designs to enhance reliability in a network.
The GCC Forum deliverables incorporate latest technology presentations, professional development courses with tutorials on basic and emerging telecom technologies, presentation by industry partners and service providers on new designs, materials and technology development along with networking opportunities to interact with other industry professionals.
The forum also envisages a healthy interaction with other forums such as FTTH Council Europe, Wire and Cable Industry Suppliers Association (WCISA), Wire and Cable Manufacturers Alliances Inc. (WCMA), Communication Cable and Connectivity Association (CCCA), IEEE Communication Society Conference, IETE Conference, NEXGEN etc.