India Mobile Congress 2020: PM Modi says, "Let us work together to make India a global hub of telecom equipment, design, devp and manufacturing"
In his address at the India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2020 inaugural event today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised the Covid-19 warriors for their role during the pandemic and also added, "It is important to think and plan how do we improve lives with the upcoming technology revolution."
In his address at the India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2020 inaugural event today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "It is important to think and plan how we can improve lives with the upcoming technology revolution. Better healthcare, Better education, Better information and opportunities for our farmers, Better market access for small businesses are some of the goals we can work towards."
On the role of digital workers during coronavirus pandemic, PM Modi said, "It is due to your innovation and efforts that the world was functional despite the pandemic. It is due to your efforts that a son connected with his mother in a different city, a student learnt from his teacher without being in the classroom, a patient consulted his doctor from his home, trader connected with a consumer/ from a different geography." PM was all-praise for the Covid-19 warriors who made possible the tackling of the corona pandemic.
PM Modi added, "A lot of young techies tell me that it is the Code which makes a product special. Some entrepreneurs tell me that it is Concept which matters more. Investors suggest that it is Capital which is important to scale a product. But often, what matters the most is the Conviction the youngsters have on their product. Sometimes conviction is all that stands between just a profitable exit and making of a unicorn."
On Digital India, PM said, "It is because of mobile technology that we are able to provide benefits worth billions of dollars to millions of Indians. It is because of mobile technology that we were able to help the poor and vulnerable quickly/ during the pandemic. It is because of mobile technology that we are seeing billions of cashless transactions which boost formalisation and transparency. It is because of mobile technology that we will enable smooth contactless interface on toll booths."
PM Modi also gave a clarion call to all, he said, "Let us work together to make India a global hub for telecom equipment, design, development and manufacturing. Due to technological upgradation, we have a culture of replacing handsets & gadgets frequently. Can the industry form a task-force to think of a better way of handling the electronic waste and create a circular economy?"
PM spoke about teh future in telecom and said, "We need to work together to ensure a timely roll-out of 5G to leapfrog into the future and empower millions of Indians."
IMC 2020 aims to align PM's vision to promote 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat', 'Digital Inclusivity', and 'Sustainable development, entrepreneurship and innovation'. PM Modi participated in the event through video conferencing. The theme for IMC 2020 is "Inclusive Innovation - Smart, Secure, Sustainable".
Earlier in morning, Mukesh Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Industries, in his speech, said, "COVID-19 warriors who kept everyone safe and connected, deserve our praise and gratitude".
India is poised to derive full benefit of global investments on 5G standards and ecosystems in the coming two-three years, as equipment prices come down and devices become available, Chairman of Bharti Airtel, Sunil Mittal said on Tuesday.
Terming space as the "next frontier of communications", Mittal said India's proactive lead in the space industry and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Department of Space's call to private sector, would ensure that advantages move in the country's favour in space communication industry, as well.
Speaking at India Mobile Congress 2020, a virtual event this year, Mittal said that onset of pandemic has accelerated digital adoption of various products and services. The force multiplier of pandemic has pushed digitalisation of the country, he added.
The event's purpose is to drive foreign and local investments, encourage Research and Development in the telecom and emerging technology sectors.
The IMC 2020 will see the participation from various Ministries, telecom CEOs, global CEOs and domain experts in 5G, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), Data Analytics, Cloud and Edge computing, Blockchain, Cyber-security, Smart Cities and Automation.
The IMC 2020 is being organised by the Central government`s Department of Telecommunications and the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI). It will be held from December 8th to December 10th.
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