Mr Mukesh Ambani recently addressed the nation at the Indian Mobile Congress (IMC) and expressed four important points that India needs to focus on. He said that in 2020, while everyone worked from home, learned and taught from home, India thrived online. Ambani also stressed on the fact that India will become a $5 trillion economy very soon and prove the cynics wrong. He focused his attention on four points during his speech which started with the call out to remove 2G from India — more details ahead.
No More 2G, Early and Affordable Rollout of 5G in India and More
Ambani’s first point stressed on the fact that as many as 300 million Indians are still using the 2G network. He said that urgent policy steps are required to rectify this so underprivileged Indians can also get an affordable 4G smartphone. This will also help them with the Direct Benefit Transfer and be able to participate in the Digital Economy of India.
The second point that Ambani focused on was the policy requirements for an early and affordable rollout of 5G in the county. He said with assurance that Jio would pioneer the 5G revolution in India during the second half of 2021. Ambani also said that Jio’s 5G services would be a testimony to the vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat.
The third point that Ambani made was that he is confident about India leading the 4th Industrial Revolution. Jio Platforms, a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited through the help of its 20 start-up partners has developed multiple world-class technologies together such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data, Cloud Computing, and more. Jio is focused on creating homegrown solutions for several sectors of the Indian economy.
The last and the fourth point made by Ambani at the IMC was that he believes India will become one of the major hubs for the state-of-the-art semiconductor industry. Multiple global companies are now setting up production plants in the country; this would enable India to rely less on the large scale imports in the technology area.