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S. Krishnan, Director, Technology, Videocon Telecom

December 31, 2013
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S. Krishnan, director, technology, at Videocon Telecom has his plate full. “The challenge before me is to cope with the new and innovative requirements of the business. We deployed the best possible technology and network architecture while commencing operations in 2008. Since then, every sphere of the telecom sector has changed significantly. We are aiming to align ourselves with these changes, induct new technologies in our networks and launch new services while retaining our USP of cost leadership,” he says.

Krishnan has identified three major targets for himself, to be met over the next two years. “I am aiming to fill the gaps in business enablement by deploying systems such as enhanced workforce management, data management systems and business intelligence. I am aiming to keep the three mantras of network management – accessibility, availability and quality – aligned with the company’s business requirements. Lastly, I am looking to further perfect the existing IT system to provide the right differentiation for our products in the marketplace. This will include deploying long term evolution (LTE) and system architecture evolution (SAE)-based networks, and venturing into cloud computing to maintain the company’s technological edge,” he asserts.

Krishnan likes to structure his day down to the last detail and is constantly pushing the envelope further. “On a regular day, I often have back-to-back meetings on my agenda. Sometimes, it becomes necessary to work beyond the regular working hours,” he says.

Commenting on industry trends, he says, “I see huge opportunities in the data business. There is a need to look at out-of-the box business models to reap the benefits of this impending revolution.” More specifically, he believes that LTE will dominate. “The best of technologies will rule the industry, as is evident from the fact that GSM survived for over 20 years and is still relevant. I envisage that LTE will rule the industry in the same way as GSM has. The core will revolve around SAE-based networks and an increasing number of information management system implementations can be expected. I expect the LTE ecosystem to mature in a couple of years, which would push everything else to obsolescence. On the IT side, I expect an exponential growth of small and niche application developers and the unfolding of cloud computing and cloud-based systems.”

Krishnan enjoys listening to classical music and is also a voracious reader.

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