PM Modi on India’s 5G launch – here are the key points from the speech

PM Modi on India’s 5G launch – here are the key points from the speech
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the India Mobile CongressIANS
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about 5G technology at the India Mobile Congress.
  • Reliance Jio and Airtel announced the rollout of timelines for 5G services in the country at the event.
  • PM Modi spoke about the benefits of 5G, India’s role in technology development and the benefits of data.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the India Mobile Congress
(IMC) in Delhi today and announced the launch of 5G services in the country. During the rollout, Modi spoke about the importance of 5G for the country and the role being played by the country in the development and implementation of 5G technology.

At the event, Mukesh Ambani and Sunil Mittal announced the rollout of 5G services for Reliance Jio and Airtel, respectively.

This is an example of India’s ability and capabilities

Prime Minister Modi began his speech by highlighting that the launch of 5G services in the country is an example of India’s ability and capabilities.


“The country’s telecom industry is giving an amazing gift to 130 crore Indians in the form of 5G,” said Narendra Modi during the speech.

5G brings the dawn of a new era

“5G brings the dawn of a new era to the country. 5G is the beginning of immense opportunities for the country. I congratulate each Indian for this,” added Modi.

Rural schools, villages, and poor labourers will also benefit from 5G

The PM also highlighted that 5G would benefit not only urban areas but also students in rural schools, villages and even poor labourers in the country.


New India is not just a consumer

Narendra Modi also spoke about how India is playing a key role in developing new technologies and is not just a consumer anymore.

“New India will not just be a consumer of technology anymore. Instead, India will play a hugely active role in developing and implementing technologies. India will have a large role in the designing and manufacturing future wireless technologies,” said PM Modi.

India makes history with 5G

Narendra Modi also said that India was dependent on other countries for 2G, 3G and 4G technologies. However, the country is not dependent on other countries for 5G.

“With 5G, India has set a new history. With 5G, India is setting global telecom technology standards for the first time. India is leading,” Modi added.

Four pillars of focus for Digital India

Speaking about the government’s focus on the success of the Digital India initiative. He mentioned the four pillars where the government focused –

  • Device prices
  • Digital connectivity
  • Data prices
  • Digital-first thinking

Mobile manufacturing units increased from 2 to 200 in 8 years

Modi also revealed that as part of the government’s Make in India push, the mobile manufacturing units in India have gone up from 2 units in 2014 to over 200 units in 2022. He added that India is the second largest manufacturer of smartphones in the world.


Broadband users increased by over 13 times in 8 years

“In 2014, India had six crore wired and wireless broadband users. Today, their number has increased to over 80 crore users,” Modi added.

Data revolution in the country

“In India, an average mobile user uses 14 GB of data per month. In 2014, the cost of this 14GB data was around ₹4,200 per month. The cost of the same data is around ₹125 to 150. This means an average user is saving around ₹4,000 per month,” said Modi.


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