On Tuesday Mukesh Ambani affirmed that Jio 5G will be launched for businesses and consumers by the end of 2021, and urged the government to take necessary policy steps to facilitate the same.
India is emerging as the preferred mobile manufacturing base, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his inaugural speech at the Indian Mobile Congress (IMC) 2020. The Prime Minister also stressed that India, which has the lowest mobile tariff in the world, is also the fastest growing app market. He also reassured that every village will have high-speed fiber-optic data connectivity in three years.
Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani was also one of the keynote speakers at IMC and he stressed on the need for a 5G revolution in India, adding that Jio would help pioneer this in the country by the second half of 2021.
“India is today among the best digitally connected nations in the world. 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,” Ambani said in his speech.
He also stressed the need for affordable smartphones for the underprivileged. “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,” he said.