Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Small Cells Networks Summit 2016’ Concludes on a Successful Note

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Small Cells Networks Summit 2016 concluded on a successful note with the participation of key industry leaders from the government, industry associations, telecom operators and telecom companies. The summit was presented by Huawei and organized by Nexgen Conferences, one of India’s leading conferences & B2B event organizer. This summit was held at The Courtyard Marriott in Mumbai and was designed to ensure highly focused communication across all segments of small cells network including all ecosystems to come together under one roof to exchange ideas, develop expertise and share best practices.

Speaking on the occasion, Sudhir Gupta, Secretary, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said, “The demand for internet data is increasing day by day, and soon India would be among top countries in terms of rate of increasing demands. On the other hand, we have peculiar problems in our nation including wrong perceptions that towers and BTS have health hazards associated with them as well as the major problem of call drops”.

“With Small Cells as Service (SCAS) and Internet Protocol (IP) providers, people could receive a complete network and best of the services from telecom operators. Without small cells, I doubt if we would ever be able to achieve the technology projects such as smart cities.” MrGupta further added.

Rajan S. Mathews, Director General of COAI expressed his views on the industry perspective about where the smart cells fit in and asserted that India is going to be a place for telecommunication revolution.

“QoS standards, call drops, affordability in terms of customer experience, high speed internet, technology development and proper investments in networks are the key areas where significant amount of work should be done in order to provide customer satisfaction,”said Mathews.

“Increasing IPfication of networks holds the focus of telecom industry and small cells would play a significant role in making India to be a place for telecommunication revolution.” Mathews further added. 

“Consumption of internet with the proliferation of smart phone devices in India is similar to global market and network is getting evolved by adding complexities to it and making available newer spectrum. Licensed-Assisted Access (LAA) and evolution of LTE would provide operators the option to make use of unlicensed spectrum with a unified network, with potential operational cost saving and improved spectral efficiency.” said Sachin Deshpande, Head of Smart Cells, Bharti Airtel.

“Road to small cell 2020 follows the path to find the smart cell solutions for the evolution of telecommunications and to bring newer opportunities and challenges to the industry by MBB 2020. The subsequent increase in cellular Internet of Things (IOT) connections as well as in speed is necessary to evolve the network and to keep a control on data traffic.” said Radhey Shyam Sarda, Solutions Director- Wireless, Huawei Telecommunications (India) Co. Pvt. Ltd.

Addressing the audience, Anil Tulsi, Head- Strategy Panning, Reliance Communications said, “The point of concern should be the location where small cell has to be deployed so as to achieve the desired goal and to make it cost effective.”

Jing Wang, Small Cells Marketing Director, ZTE India“Deployment of small cells is necessary for high speed experience at the user end and extension of coverage as 70% of network consumption happens in indoor area. The small cell family such as Q cell, Nanocell has wide range of application to absorb indoor as well as outdoor traffic in different scenarios. Offering of PtP and PtMP radios with small cell deployment for urban application overcome the major challenges associated with street-level backhaul.”

Amit Marwah, Head E2E Sales Solutions, Nokia India said, “India’s mobile data is growing in leaps and bounds and the way data is consumed in India is similar to its consumption globally.”

“There exist several challenges for the set up of small cells in terms of related site, health, civic body approved guidelines, public acceptance and so on. However, managing network complexity would essentially provide solutions such as self-optimizing, self-healing and a lot more.” Marwah further added.

'Small Cells Networks Summit 2016' witnessed huge participation from telecom industry professionals and thought leaders. The summit was sponsored by well-known organizations such as Huawei, Nokia, ZTE, iBwave, Spirent and supported by 3GPP & Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI).

Anjani Kumar Singh, CEO, Nexgen Conferences said, "We are delighted to receive such a great response from the telecom industry professionals and thought leaders for Small Cells Networks Summit 2016. This summit created an interactive platform to successfully engage key players and thought leaders of the telecom industry to discuss about the challenges associated with small cells deployment and their respective solutions.”

About Nexgen Conferences
Nexgen Conferences provides businesses and professionals an opportunity to engage with a focused audience through live CXO events, B2B conferences, tradeshows, seminars, exhibitions, press conferences and corporate briefings. We believe that there is a huge opportunity to transform country’s information and communications technology (ICT) environment. However, this can be achieved only if we have a meaningful platform for collaboration and idea sharing.

We understand that the industry need focused and specialized events and exhibitions to meet the next generation challenges of the sector. By concentrating on creating knowledge based forums, we work with the industry to achieve desired deliberations. 

QuikrJobs Expands into White Collar Jobs by Acquiring Hiree

Becomes a full-scale recruitment platform that plays across blue and white collar market segments

Bangalore, July 25, 2016 - Quikr, India’s No. 1 cross category classifieds business, today announced that it has acquired Hiree, an online hiring platform focused on white collar jobs. Hiree which counts world's largest IT companies and India's highest valued startups in its customer list will be merged with its jobs vertical QuikrJobs and will operate out of Quikr HQ. Already a leading recruitment platform for blue, grey collar and entry-level jobs across India, the acquisition will further strengthen QuikrJobs’ offerings to address recruitment needs for the entire spectrum of job categories across industries.

The combined entity will create a leading recruitment platform that connects over 4mm active candidates with recruiters across the country. The enhanced product portfolio coupled with Quikr’s pioneering missed call service will make a larger talent pool available to recruiters for entry-level, blue collar as well as white collar lateral hires.

Talking about the move, Pranay Chulet, Founder & CEO, Quikr said, “We launched QuikrJobs with an aim to bridge the gap between Bharat and India for the recruitment industry. We have created a successful business model there and it’s now time to level-up. Speed is in our DNA and Hiree’s offerings aimed at shortening recruitment cycle times is a great match with that.”

Manjunath & Abhijit, Founders of Hiree said, “Joining forces with Quikr allows us to double-up our focus on innovating in recruitment space for both job seekers and our customers. Our customers will now gain the benefits of Hiree's technology and massive scale of Quikr in parallel.”

Amit Jain, Head of QuikrJobs said, “Access to products like Video Resume on the supply side and Walk-In Management solution on the demand side will instantly boost our offerings. In a short span of time, Hiree has built a strong client base and we look forward to bringing our combined offering to our combined client bases. With technology led innovation at the core of both platforms, together we form a formidable force that plays across the entire job spectrum.”

QuikrJobs recently reached a milestone of over 10 lakh job seeker profiles created through its missed call service alone. This in addition to profiles created via desktop and mobile. The platform offers an easy to understand role-based search for both recruiters and job-seekers across full-time, part-time, work-from-home and even work abroad options.

With several firsts to its credit along with its verticalization strategy, Quikr has been growing organically and inorganically. Under QuikrHomes, it acquired Indian companies such as Realty Exchange (IRX), realtycompass and CommonFloor in the last few months. It also made a strategic investment in A N Virtual Tech. Under QuikrServices, it acquired beauty services company Salosa and subsequently launched its own beauty services brand AtHomeDiva.

Quikr is India’s largest and broadest classifieds platform that is used by over 30 million unique users a month. It is present in 1000 cities in India and operates several large classifieds businesses across C2C, Cars, Education, Homes, Jobs and Services. Quikr is accessible across mobile app, mobile site as well as desktop, and allows consumers as well as small businesses to sell, buy, rent and find things across its multiple categories with great ease. Quikr’s investors include Tiger Global Management, Kinnevik, Warburg Pincus, Matrix Partners India, Norwest Venture Partners, Nokia Growth Partners, Steadview Capital, Omidyar Network, and Ebay Inc. Visit www.quikr.com for more details.

Founded by Ex-Yahoo stalwarts - Manjunath Talwar and Abhijit Khasnis, Hiree is at the forefront of innovation in the recruitment space. It has leapt ahead of competition by constantly adding benefits like smart matching algorithms, real-time alerts, a unique private messaging system and dedicated Android app for recruiters. The recently launched Walk-in management system and novel way of posting resumes as videos are keeping Hiree ahead. Hiree's vision is to be the fastest technology driven hiring platform.
The company is invested by IDG Ventures India Pvt Ltd. Ravi Gururaj is an advisor to the company. The angels include Raghu Krishnananda, Shamsunder Talreja and Prashant Kirtane


It’s that time of the year where you can be a kid again and unleash the fun side of you. With monsoon’s arrival, the smell of the mud surrounds you and the urge to get wet in the rain outside your home or on your terrace is on a high. The kid inside you awakes and waits for the moment that you can go out and take joy in rain just like you did in your childhood days.  This monsoon season, live it up with a fashionable yet comfortable pair of footwear from CROCS.  In this weather, you don’t want to be slipping on your way out and abash yourself or depredate your pretty and expensive shoes that are not water- proof.

The Crocs footwear are designed especially to keep you stylish and guarding your feet and you while you enjoy that rain. The collection features footwear fit for the long gratifying monsoon that lies ahead and other weathers.

CROCS are made of the water resistant material with cushion like support inside to give that vital comfortable feel to your feet. They are easy to maintain and can be cleaned with just water and soap. With its availability in a wide range of colors, keep your wardrobe updated with the matching pairs and different styles this monsoon.

Go and get stylish now at your nearest store or shop at www.shopcrocs.in. Happy Monsoon!

Exclusive stores at DLF Mall of India, Noida; Galleria, Gurgaon; Kamla Nagar, New Delhi & Kiosks at Select City, Saket; DLF Place, Saket; Pacific Mall, Subhashnagar

Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX) is a world leader in innovative casual footwear for men, women and children. Crocs offers a broad portfolio of all-season products, while remaining true to its core molded footwear heritage. Crocs™ shoes feature Croslite™ material, a proprietary, revolutionary technology that gives each pair of shoes the soft, comfortable, lightweight, non-marking and odor-resistant qualities that Crocs fans know and love. Crocs celebrates the fun of being a little different and encourages fans to “Find Your Fun” in every colorful pair of shoes. Since its inception in 2002, Crocs has sold more than 300 million pairs of shoes in more than 90 countries around the world.

This Monsoon “Ho Jao Worry Free” with Homepunch.com

Fulfil all your home & kitchen needs as it’s raining offers at HomePunch.com this monsoon!

Avail great discounts on high-quality appliances from over 140 brands

New Delhi, July 25th, 2016: If you’ve been waiting to buy all those essential home appliances, there’s no better time than now. HomePunch, India’s leading online megastore for home and kitchen appliances is all set to make your monsoon exciting with its new offers on a diverse range of home products.  The HomePunch monsoon offer entails a flat discount of 10% on kitchen appliances such as water purifiers,air fryer, tea and coffee makers etc. as well as home essentials such as air purifiers, Clothes Dryer, vacuum cleaners etc.

Based in Delhi-NCR and providing services to about 300 cities, HomePunch delivers an ideal consumer goods shopping experience while facilitating the needs of brands, customers and network partners alike. With some of the most trusted brands associated with HomePunch, buyers enjoy the assurance of superlative quality and rejoice at the affordable rates available.

Mr. Sachin Goel, CEO, HomePunch.com, said, “At HomePunch, our endeavour is to always provide our customers with a matchless shopping experience. The monsoon offer is in line with our vision of making the best in home and kitchen appliances more accessible. We have timed the offer in such a way that our consumers can fulfil all their home needs well before the festive season sets in.”
Facilities such as free home delivery, easy and free returns, Cash-on-Delivery and other payment options, assured quality, free installation etc. make HomePunch.com one of the most preferred e-shopping sites for a range of products compounded with the latest monsoon offers.

HomePunch is an Indian online home appliances megastore with a specialisation in small appliances, offering the widest range of quality products under one roof. With a distinctive brand-driven business model focussing on consumer fulfilment, HomePunch.com assures superlative service with daily deals on the appliances on offer.

Launched in March 2016, HomePunch is the Home & Kitchen Appliances e-commerce portal of Amerex Private Limited. The team of over 25 professionals with proven expertise in core appliances, e-commerce and SCM facilitates is committed to deliver unique combination of high-grade quality and unsurpassed e-commerce services and world class home & kitchen appliances to customers.

With over 500+ nationally and internationally acclaimed brands on board, and a ready base of more than 5,000 registered HomePunch.com e-tailers to service. The company offers multiple fulfilment options in over 4,000 cities and 5,000 towns.

edX announces new business course - Healthcare in India: Strategic Perspectives

edX’s brings first MOOC to focus on healthcare markets in India with ‘Healthcare in India: Strategic Perspectives’ starting from August 09, 2016

·         Learners will learn about the unique contradictions and challenges that define Indian healthcare.

July 25th, 2016: The Indian healthcare sector is garnering global attention. Be it the evolution of Indian pharmaceutical firms, low-cost hospitals or disruptive start-ups, the sector is a laboratory of myriad market forces impacting innovation, choices and societal welfare. At the same time, India continues to battle with an inadequate healthcare infrastructure and a rising disease burden.

edX’s new business course on ‘Healthcare in India: Strategic Perspectives’ applies a strategic lens to the sector’s submarkets including hospitals, pharmaceutical firms and diagnostic equipment providers. Learners will examine the role of disruptive innovation and the ways in which public policy shapes the evolution of healthcare markets. With this framework, they will be able to evaluate which employer to join, which healthcare stocks to invest in, where the exciting business opportunities lie, and what are the unmet needs in this sector that can be addressed by a startup. Learners will learn about the unique contradictions and challenges that define Indian healthcare.

Taught by IIMBx, ‘Healthcare in India: Strategic Perspectives’ kicks off on August 09, 2016. This 5-week course is the first MOOC to focus on healthcare markets in India and requires an effort of only 3-4 hours per week.

One can visit the following link to enrol for this course: https://www.edx.org/course/healthcare-india-strategic-perspectives-iimbx-st260x-0

CORE Diagnostics Pvt. Ltd. Announces Collaboration with Star Health Network

  • CORE will launch the Celsee Liquid Biopsy test for oncology throughout India

July 25, 2016 New Delhi: CORE Diagnostics, the clinical diagnostics laboratory focused on bringing advanced diagnostics techniques and expertise to India, announced collaboration with Star Health Network, Inc., a New York-based healthcare company. The agreement extends to the use of the Celsee diagnostics’ liquid biopsy test in India. CORE Diagnostics will add the CTC test to their expanding list of tests, and market the product to the patient population across India. Primary and metastatic tumors shed cells into the bloodstream. These are called circulating tumor cells [CTC]. The Celsee CTC test detects cancer cells in the blood stream and determines whether cancer treatment is working, or the disease is spreading. The test is a valuable aid to oncologists in evaluating prognosis of metastatic breast, colorectal, prostate and lung cancers.

“We are happy to partner with Star Health Network, and to add this state-of-the-art CTC test to our growing menu. Oncology is a rapidly developing field with a focus on research and early detection. We sincerely hope that this diagnostic test will help oncologists plan the best possible targeted treatments, for the most successful patient outcomes,” said Zoya Brar, Founder & Managing Director, CORE Diagnostics.

“CTC is an instrumental technology in aiding cancer treatment. Star Health Network is helping commercialize Celsee CTC technology across India and is excited to forge the collaboration with CORE Diagnostics,” said Jamal NaiyerM.D., CEO of Star Health Network.

CORE Diagnostics Pvt. Ltd. is an Indian clinical diagnostic laboratory specialising in high-end esoteric tests in the spheres of Oncology, Reproductive health, Cardiology, and Endocrinology. For more information, visit corediagnostics.in

Star is a New York City-based company that has launched a global health network of hospitals connecting centers of excellence in the United States to centers of need around the world. Star’s Connected Health Network provides unparalleled and unprecedented access to US hospitals, their medical expertise and advanced care capabilities. For more information, visit starhealthnetwork.com

Celsee Diagnostics, a privately held Michigan-based company, has developed automated systems to detect CTCs from blood. The company’s technology allows healthcare professionals to determine prognosis of cancer patients and efficacy of drug treatment. For more information, visitcelsee.com.