According to Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), India must finish the migration from 2G to 4G to 5G as soon as possible, and the rollout of 5G should be a national priority for India.
Ambani, who delivered the virtual keynote address at the Indian Mobile Congress (IMC), argued that limiting millions of Indians at the bottom of the socio-economic pyramid to 2G is robbing them of the benefits of the digital revolution.
The deployment of 5G should be a national priority for India. Jio has built a fully cloud-native and digitally managed 5G system that is 100 per cent home-grown and comprehensive. Jio’s network could be upgraded from 4G to 5G fast and seamlessly because of its convergent, future-proof architecture, he said.
According to a new Ericsson analysis released last month, 5G technology will account for roughly 39% of mobile subscriptions in India by the end of 2027, with around 500 million connections. Reliance Jio has more than 44.38 crore subscribers, according to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). According to Ambani, the incredibly rapid rise of India’s mobile user base has been driven by affordability.
When we think of affordability in policy terms, we simply think about service affordability. In fact, India must ensure that not just services but also gadgets and applications are affordable – as stated by the officials.
Jio was able to bring Fibre-to-the-Home to five million homes throughout the Covid period.
Ambani also added if all the industry players work together, then we can quickly achieve a state-wide fibre footprint, just as we did with mobile telephony in the last decade.