5G networks are the next generation internet connectivity. It offers faster speed and more reliable connection across several devices ranging from smartphones to automobiles. 5G has the potential to transfer huge amounts of data in a short time allowing for a smarter and more connected world. However, this huge flow of data is vulnerable to several potential threats such as privacy violations or foreign surveillance. What security standards are needed to counter such risks? How do we create a robust and a secure telecommunications network for our future?


  • Aruna Sundararajan, Former Secretary, Department of Telecommunications, Government of India
  • François Godement, Senior Advisor for Asia at Institut Montaigne
  • Gulshan Rai, Former Chief Information Security Officer, Government of India & Distinguished Fellow, Observer Research Foundation  
  • Kanav Monga, Managing Director, Virgo Group


  • Rajesh Bansal, Senior Adviser, Carnegie India