SunstarTV Bureau: Addressing the inaugural session of India Mobile Congress (IMC) Reliance Industries (RIL) Chairman Mukesh Ambani assures to pioneer India’s ‘5G Revolution’ in the second half of 2021.
He noted that India was among the best digitally-connected nations in the world right now.
“In order to maintain this lead, policy steps are needed to accelerate early rollout of 5G, and to make it affordable and available everywhere,” said RIL Chairman.
He said that Jio’s 5G services will be powered by indigenous-developed network, hardware and technology components. Further adding that Jio’s 5G operations will be a testimony to your inspiring vision of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ or a self-reliant India.
He boosted how the much awaited 5G will enable India to lead the ‘fourth industrial revolution’ across the globe.
“Jio Platforms, with its family of over 20 start-up partners, has built world-class capabilities in Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Big Data, Machine Learning, Internet of Things, Blockchain, etc. We are creating compelling home-grown solutions in education, healthcare, agriculture, infrastructure, financial services and new commerce,” Ambani said.
The RIL Chairman who created a revelation in India’s telecom industry with the introduction of low-cost 4G services with Jio reiterated his stand that 2G should be phased out with a view to provide more benefits to all telecom users, including the low-income groups.
“As many as 300 million mobile subscribers in India are still trapped in the 2G era. Urgent policy steps are needed to ensure that these underprivileged people have an affordable smartphone so that they too can benefit from Direct Benefit Transfer into their bank accounts, and actively participate in the digital economy.”