Reliance Chairman Mr. Mukesh Ambani has revealed the rollout of Jio 5G in India will begin by the second half of next year. Speaking at the Indian Mobile Congress, 2020 virtual event, Mr. Ambani highlighted the evolution of Digital India and the role of 5G in its future.
He addressed Jio 5G as a “testimony” to Atmanirbhar Bharat policy. It will be developed indigenously. And the company aims to “make it affordable and available everywhere”.
He said, “I assure you that Jio will pioneer the 5G revolution in India in the second half of 2021. It will be powered by an indigenous-developed network, hardware, and technology components. 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.”
He further urged the government to develop the policies required to ease the migration of the underprivileged 2G population to economical smartphones so that they can enjoy the benefits of a faster and smarter digital economy.
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“As the digitalisation of the Indian economy and Indian society picks up speed, the demand for digital hardware will grow enormously. India has developed world-class strengths in chip design. I clearly foresee India becoming a major hub for state-of-the-art semiconductor industry. When all the stakeholders work together, we can surely ensure that India’s success in hardware will match our success in software,” he further added.