- Prime Minister
Narendra Modicspoke about 5G technology at the India Mobile Congress. Trust Jioand airtelannounced the rollout of timelines for 5G services in the country at the event.
modestalked about the benefits of 5G, India’s role in technology development and the benefits of data.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India Mobile Congress
(IMC) in Delhi and announced the launch of 5G services in the country. During the rollout, Modi spoke about the importance of 5G for the country and the role the country plays in the development and implementation of 5G technology.
At the event, Mukesh Ambani and Sunil Mittal announced the rollout of 5G services for Reliance Jio and Airtel respectively.
This is an example of India’s ability and potential
Prime Minister Modi began his speech by stressing that the launch of 5G services in the country is an example of India’s capabilities and capabilities.
“The country’s telecoms industry is giving 130 million Indians an amazing gift in the form of 5G,” Narendra Modi said during the speech.
5G brings the beginning of a new era
“5G brings the dawn of a new era in the country. 5G is the beginning of huge opportunities for the country. I congratulate every Indian for this,” Modi added.
Rural schools, villages and poor workers will also benefit from 5G
The prime minister also stressed that 5G would benefit not only urban areas but also students in rural schools, villages and even poor workers in the country.
New India is not just a consumer
Narendra Modi also spoke about how India plays a key role in the development of new technologies and is not just a consumer anymore.
“New India will no longer be just a consumer of technology. Instead, India will play a hugely active role in developing and implementing technologies. India will play a major role in designing and manufacturing future wireless technologies,” said PM Modi.
India makes history with 5G
Narendra Modi also said India relied on other countries for 2G, 3G and 4G technologies. However, the country does not depend on other countries for 5G.
“With 5G, India has written a new history. With 5G, India sets global telecom technology standards for the first time. India is leading the way,” Modi added.
Four Pillars for Digital India
Talking about the government’s focus on the success of the Digital India initiative. He mentioned the four pillars on which the government focused:
- Device Prices
- Digital Connectivity
- Pricing data
- Think digital first
Mobile manufacturing units increased from 2 to 200 in 8 years
Modi also revealed that as part of the government’s Make in India push, mobile manufacturing units in India have increased from 2 units in 2014 to more than 200 units by 2022. He added that India has the second largest manufacturer of smartphones in the world.
The number of broadband users has increased by more than 13 times in 8 years
“In 2014, India had six crore fixed and wireless broadband users. Today their number has increased to more than 80 crore users,” Modi added.
Data revolution in the country
“In India, an average mobile user uses 14 GB of data per month. In 2014, the cost of this 14 GB data was about ₹4,200 per month. The cost of the same data is about 125 to 150. This means that an average user saves about ₹4,000 per month,” said Modi.
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