“With 5G, India is setting global standards in telecom technology for the first time,” the Prime Minister added
New India will not remain a mere consumer, but will play an active role in the development and implementation of technology, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday.
While launching the 5G network at the Indian Mobile Congress, PM Modi said that India will play a big role in designing the future wireless technology and manufacturing related to it.
“Today, on behalf of the country, from the telecom industry of the country, 130 crore Indians are getting a wonderful gift in the form of 5G. I congratulate every Indian for this very much,” he said.
Talking about the past, Modi said that at the time of 2G, 3G and 4G, India was dependent on other countries for technology. However, with 5G, India has created history.
“With 5G, India is setting global standards in telecom technology for the first time,” the Prime Minister added.
He also shed light on the Digital India mission and said that some people think that this is just a government scheme. It is not just a name, but a big vision for the development of the country.
“The goal of this vision is to take that technology to the common people, which works for the people, works with the people,” the PM stated.
He also said that from exporting zero mobile phones in 2014, today we have become a mobile phone exporting country worth thousands of crores.
“Naturally, all these efforts have had an impact on the cost of the device. Now we have started getting more features at a lower cost,” he added.