4G coverage will become larger than 2G in 12 months: Mukesh Ambani

If we give the country's youth right tools and ecosystem, they will transform India, said Ambani

pratap

Pratap Vikram Singh | September 27, 2017 | New Delhi


#2G   #4G   #telecom   #Reliance Industries   #Mukesh Ambani   #mobile Congress  


 “I believe that 4G coverage in India will become larger than 2G network coverage in next 12 months,” said Reliance Industries Limited chairman Mukesh Ambani on Wednesday.

Speaking at the India Mobile Congress, Ambani said that India has leapfrogged the mobile broadband penetration to become world’s largest mobile data consuming nation in just last one year. “The pace of growth in Indian telecom industry is unparalleled in the world,” he said.
 
Ambani said that in the next 10 years, “I believe that the Indian economy will grow from present $2.5 trillion to $7 trillion. And IT and telecom has to play a foundational role creating the digital infrastructure.”
 
“As a nation we missed the first three industrial revolutions. The fourth industrial revolution is fuelled by connectivity, data and AI. India now has the opportunity to lead the fourth revolution, which has brought more dramatic transformations globally than the three revolutions,” he said. 
Stressing that data is the oxygen of the digital economy, he said: “We can't deprive Indians of life sustaining resource.” 
 
“We have to provide ubiquitous high speed data at affordable prices and at the same time ensure that they also have access to affordable smart phones that connects them with knowledge and limitless power of Internet.
 
“If we give the country's youth right tools and ecosystem, they will transform India. You will be a nation of a million start-ups.”
 
He observed that India's economy is overflowing with data. “All of us have worked to create a robust digital circulatory system to carry data of each of 1.3 billion Indians including those living in remotest villages,” he added.
 

Comments

 

Other News

Mumbai`s stalled building projects: Is self-redevelopment the real solution?

Land in Mumbai city, which is surrounded by water on three sides, is scarce and has a premium. Property prices in certain areas of financial capital of the country are as much as Rs 1 lakh per sq ft. Yet, 5,800 buildings have been lying in a stalled condition for the last 18 years. Meanwhile

Revadi, electoral reforms and fiscal responsibility

Revadi (sweetmeat) or more popular word, ‘freebies’, has been dominating headlines recently. A public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed in Supreme Court to bar all political parties from making such promises. In response, one leading political party, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), has filed thei

Jal Jeevan Mission: 6.70 crore households provided with tap water connections

Since August 2019, Government of India, in partnership with States, is implementing Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) to make provision of potable tap water supply every rural household by 2024. As many as 6.70 crore households have been provided with tap water connections in the 35 months, since Aug

Cloud inclusivity: Ensuring highly regulated organisations are ready for a cloud-first world

Over the last few years, cloud has been able to create a special place for itself amongst fast moving, competitive and growth-led organisations. As the technology became an imperative, it has undoubtedly created unique business opportunities and isbecoming an anchor for innovation for leading businesses gl

1.29 crore voters chose NOTA in five years

None-of-the-above, or NOTA – the option introduced for voters in 2013 when they don’t want to support any of the candidate – has made some progress. In the past five years, NOTA has secured 1,29,77,627 votes in state assembly elections and Lok Sabha election, according to an analysis by t

India committs to reduce Emissions Intensity of GDP by 45% by 2030

India stands committed to reduce Emissions Intensity of its GDP by 45 percent from the 2005 level by 2030 and achieve about 50 percent cumulative electric power installed capacity from non-fossil fuel-based energy resources by 2030. The country’s India’s updated Nationally Determined Contributi

Visionary Talk: Amitabh Gupta, Pune Police Commissioner with Kailashnath Adhikari, MD, Governance Now


Archives

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter