What Mukesh Ambani said from the grand stage of India Mobile Congress today

"4G coverage in India will become bigger than 2G in the next 12 months..," Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh's words envisaged the need of collectively using new technology and data revolution to tap the potential of human capital which India possesses.

"In last one year, India became the largest data consuming country from 155th in mobile broadband penetration. The pace at which India has grown is unparalleled in the world," said Ambani, as he delivered his address at the inaugural India Mobile Congress earlier today.

"We must tap into the potential of technologies like IOT (Internet of Thing) for job creation," he said. Ambani estimated that in the next ten years the Indian economy will grow to USD 7 trillion from current USD 2.5 trillion and rank among top three economies in the world.

Leaders at the event echoed that India has the opportunity to lead the fourth industrial revolution, which will usher more dramatic changes than the first three industrial revolution.

Ambani stated three must-do tasks for government and industry - "One, we must explore and implement innovative ideas for employment and income generation abilities. We must foster confidence in the society that new technologies—robotics, cloud computing, Internet of Things the blockchain, nanotechnology, 3-D printing, etc.— are enablers of employment and wealth. We need to tap these technologies to generate jobs,” he said.

"Second, digital technology can be a boon for achieving national priorities such as water security, energy security and resource security. India must embark on the task of connecting everything and everyone with the Internet of Things," he said.

The Third, Ambani said, is that the nation’s human capital is India's greatest asset. "Therefore, digitisation of education, skill training and human resource development in a comprehensive manner is vital to the success of Digital India. Telecom industry will have to be part of this mission."

Led by the Department of Telecommunication, the India Mobile Congress is organised by Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), the industry association of mobile and telecom operators and internet companies. The country is hosting the India Mobile Congress for the first time which would provide a platform for mobile, Internet and technology companies. Earlier on Tuesday, Telecom minister Manoj Sinha on said the Department of Telecom will organise the event every year which would emerge as a global event in coming years.

Industry leaders Sunil Bharti Mittal of Airtel and Kumar Mangalam Birla along with Sinha, Law and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Oil and Skills Minister Dharmendra Pradhan also attended India Mobile Congress, which will go on till September 29.
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