Independence Day: Techade is here, 5G services to roll out soon, says PM Narendra Modi

    5G mobile services will roll out in India soon, announced Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his Independence Day speech.

    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: Aug 15 2022, 15:29 IST
    5G Mobile service will roll out soon in India, revealed PM Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort! (Shutterstock)
    5G Mobile service will roll out soon in India, revealed PM Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort! (Shutterstock) (HT_PRINT)
    5G Mobile service will roll out soon in India, revealed PM Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort! (Shutterstock)
    5G Mobile service will roll out soon in India, revealed PM Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort! (Shutterstock) (HT_PRINT)

    5G mobile services will start rolling out in India very soon, announced Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his Independence Day speech at Red Fort as he rooted for 'Made-in-India' technology to meet challenges of a new India. PM Modi said that it is time to bring reforms in every area. "India's techade is here! With 5G, semiconductor manufacturing and Optical Fiber Cable (OFCs) in villages, we are bringing a revolution through Digital India to the grassroots level," PM Modi said.

    He stated that the Digital India Movement along with the production of semiconductors, 5G networks and optical fiber network will bring reforms in three sectors- education, health facilities, and change in common man's lives. He added while speaking at the Red Fort today, "In India, industrial growth will come from the grassroots. Our Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), street vendors and organized sector workers need to be strengthened.”

    The Prime Minister also vowed to fight against corruption and shed light on how technology advancements have helped in finding black money. He stated that in the last eight years, Aadhaar, Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) and mobile phones were used to find Rs. 2 lakh crore of black money.

    Meanwhile, telecom giant Reliance Jio is reportedly working to launch a new affordable Jio Phone 5G in India soon. However, the launch details are yet to be revealed.

    Last year, Reliance Jio launched the Jio Phone Next in collaboration with Google in the entry-level range. The handset supports 4G but now India is all set for 5G, the telecom giant is prepping to bring an affordable 5G phone. Jio Phone 5G is likely to come with bundled data and unlimited calling benefits just like the Jio Phone Next.

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    First Published Date: 15 Aug, 13:24 IST
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