PM Launches 5G services at 6th Edition of India Mobile Congress

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Today on October 1, 2022, Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi launched 5G services. The Prime Minister launched 5G services at the sixth edition of the India Mobile Congress. The IMC 2022 is scheduled to be held from 1st to 4th October with the theme of “New digital Universe”. It brings together leading thinkers, entrepreneurs, innovators, and government officials to discuss and showcase unique opportunities emerging from the rapid adoption and spread of digital technology.

While addressing, the Prime Minister said that “ the Summit today might be global but its repercussions and directions are local. Today is a special day for the fast-developing India of the 21st century. 5G is a knock on the doors of a new era in the country. “5G is the beginning of an infinite sky of opportunities. I congratulate every Indian for this.”, he added.

Launch of 5G services
Prime minister while launching 5G services in India

He further said” New India will not remain a mere consumer of technology, but India will play an active role in the development and implementation of that technology. India was dependent on other countries for 2G, 3G and 4G technologies. But with 5G, India has created a new history.

Talking about Digital India, the Prime Minister said that some people think that this is just a government scheme. “But Digital India is not just a name, it is a big vision for the development of the country. The goal of this vision is to bring that technology to the common people, which works for the people, works by connecting with the people.”

The Prime Minister informed that the use of 5G technology will not be limited to speedy internet access, but it has the capability to change lives. He said that we will see the promises of the technology realized in our lifetime.

Major Telecom operators on the launch of 5G services

Shri Mukesh Ambani, Chairman, Reliance, thanked the Prime Minister for inspiring the vision of a developed nation by 2047. Steps taken to fast-track India’s march into the 5G era provide compelling proof of our Prime Minister’s determination”, he said.

Shri Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman, Bharti Enterprise remarked that the launch of 5G is the beginning of a new era and since it is happening during Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, it makes it even more special. “With the efforts of the Prime Minister, this will usher new energy in the country and open up a sea of opportunities for people, especially in our rural areas. With the advent of 5G, I’m sure that the country will add many more unicorns in the world”, Shri Mittal added.

Shri Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman, Aditya Birla Group called the advent of 5G a transformational event that proves India’s prowess on the global stage and reiterates the role of telecom technology as the bedrock of India’s growth. Shri Birla said that the launch of 5G marks the beginning of an exciting journey for India. We will see limitless potential for 5G development and use cases in the years to come.

Seema Jain

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