Vice-President of the European Commission Andrus Ansip is in New Delhi for the India Mobile Congress from today until Friday 26 October. He will discuss current and future trends for the telecommunications, media, information and communication technology sectors with thought leaders from across the world.

Ansip in New Delhi for India Mobile World Congress

Today he will meet with India's Communications minister Manoj Sinha. Tomorrow morning, he will visit the exhibition of the congress, along with Prime Minister Narenda Modi, who will then inaugurate the congress. In the afternoon, Ansip will deliver a keynote speech in plenary session on the evolving regulatory landscape in the new digital ecosystem. On Friday, he will attend a luncheon meeting hosted by the European Business Group Telecom Sector Committee, and will meet with industrial leaders.

Ahead of this year's Congress, Vice-President Ansip stressed:

We see India as an important partner in agreeing on global standards and spectrum for emerging communication technologies like 5G. At the same time, keeping data safe and secure is another condition for stable and competitive global commercial flows. EU's data landscape changed dramatically in May when the GDPR came into full effect. I am pleased to see India's progress in drafting a national data protection law. This could hopefully pave the way for greater data flows between EU and India.

For more information

Speech by VP Ansip at the India Mobile Congress

Digital cooperation with Asia

EU-India relations