RIL Chairman Mukesh Ambani speaks at IMC 2020: Here are 5 things he said
India today kicked off the fourth edition of Indian Mobile Congress (IMC) 2020. The three-day-long event that will go on until December 10, 2020 saw a host of dignitaries, including MeitY Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Bharti Enterprises Chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal, Minister of State for Communications, Education and Electronics & Information Technology, Sanjay Dhotre among others sharing their views on various facets of mobile technology in India.
The event also saw Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani sharing his views on the occasion.
Here are the top five things the RIL Chairman said while speaking at IMC 2020:
-- During his address, the RIL Chairman talked about the digital transformation in India playing a major role in keeping things running smoothly even during the Covid-19 lockdown.
“India thrived online...This underscores the phenomenal evolution of Digital Technology in India...Despite the lockdown, the entire industry consisting of thousands of engineers and employees worked round the clock to provide critical support 24X7 to all sections of the society and business. The Government supported the industry to go the extra-mile in keeping the services going during this period,” he said.
-- He also stressed on the importance of getting an affordable smartphone to underprivileged people. “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,” he added.
-- Ambani also said that Jio will pioneer the 5G revolution in India in 2021. “In order to maintain this lead, policy steps are needed to accelerate early rollout of 5G, and to make it affordable and available everywhere...I assure you that JIO will pioneer the 5G Revolution in India in the second half of 2021,” the RIL Chairman added.
-- The RIL Chairman also said that 5G will also help India in participating in the fourth industrial revolution. “I can say with utmost confidence that 5G will enable India to not only participate in the Fourth Industrial Revolution but also to lead it...We are creating compelling home-grown solutions in Education, Healthcare, Agriculture, Infrastructure, Financial Services and New Commerce...Each of these solutions, once proven in India, will be offered to the rest of the world to address global challenges,” he added.
-- Lastly, he said that the digitisation of India will help the country grow better. “As the digitalisation of the Indian economy and Indian society picks up speed, the demand for digital hardware will grow enormously...many leading Global companies are coming to India to set up manufacturing facilities. India has developed world-class strengths in chip design. I clearly foresee India becoming a major hub for state-of-the-art semiconductor industry,” he added.