Mukesh Ambani, the owner of Mobile Subsidy Reliance Jio, believes that if the marginalized people of the country want to be a part of the country’s digital growth, then they should be provided with services and devices at affordable prices.
Mukesh Ambani, the owner of Reliance Jio, has demanded a subsidy to buy mobiles at an affordable rate. Speaking at the India Mobile Congress 2021, Mukesh Ambani said that the Government Universal Service Obligation Fund should be used to give mobile subsidies in the country. Mukesh Ambani believes that if the marginalized people of the country are to be a part of the country’s digital growth, then they should be provided with services and devices at an affordable cost.
Mobile India Congress 2021
The Mobile India Congress 2021 event has started today i.e. 8 December 2021 this three-day event will run till 10 December. Many eminent personalities from the telecom sector including the Telecom Minister are participating in the Mobile India Congress 2021.
Ambani, in his keynote address at the inauguration of India Mobile Congress 2021, said India must complete the migration from 2G to 4G and 5G at the earliest.
5G should be ‘National Priority’ and Jio is focused on it
“Roll-out of 5G should be India’s national priority. At Jio, we are currently focused on 4G and 5G execution and broadband infrastructure expansion. We have developed a 100 percent home-grown and comprehensive 5G solution that is fully cloud native and digitally managed. Because of our converged, future-proof architecture, Jio’s network could be quickly and seamlessly upgraded from 4G to 5G,” ha said, adding, “To keep millions of Indians at the bottom of the socio-economic pyramid confined to 2G is to deprive them of the benefits of the digital revolution.”
“We should not lose sight of the fact that affordability has been a critical driver of the phenomenally rapid expansion of the mobile subscriber base in India. India should move towards greater digital inclusion, and not greater digital exclusion,” he added.
Apart from Mukesh Ambani, Minister of Railways, Communications and Electronics & Information Technology Ashwini Vaishnaw, Minister of State for Electronics & Information Technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Member of Parliament Devusinh Chauhan, DoT Secretary K Rajaraman, Chairman of Bharti Airtel Sunil Bharti Mittal, and Chairman of Aditya Birla Group Kumar Mangalam Birla were present in the meet.
Affordable smartphone is essential for digital growth
Mukesh Ambani said that India should complete the migration from 2G to 4G and then to 5G at the earliest. Keeping millions of Indians confined to 2G at the bottom of the socio-economic pyramid is depriving them of the benefits of the digital revolution. Because in Kovid we saw when everything was closed, then only internet and mobile kept us alive. Technology remains the backbone of our lives and jobs.