The first of its kind ‘India Mobile Congress 2017’ tradeshow has kicked off this morning at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. The three-day event marks India’s entry into a platform where leaders, particularly from different sectors, i.e., mobile, communication, telecom, IT, petroleum, etc., share the stage to discuss their vision to “Connecting the Next Billion.”
As part of the inauguration ceremony, Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani joined the panel to discuss India’s strength into the growing telecom sector. Reliance Jio, with its debut in India’s telecom sector last year, disrupted and revolutionised the way users benefit from data and calling services, both at the same time.
While addressing the attendees, Ambani noted that India is one of the biggest telecom and digital markets. He also said that both India’s IT and telecom industries have been playing a foundational role in order to establish a digital infrastructure. Ambani also didn’t forget to mention the contribution of the youth of this country. He said that the youth is full of ideas, and by offering them the right set of tools, it will help for the betterment and transformation of India.
At the time of concluding, Ambani said that the India Mobile Congress would be a must-have global event, which will showcase India’s innovation and technological advancements into different sectors.
Part of the panel was also Airtel’s Sunil Mittal and Vodafone’s MD & CEO Sunil Sood. Mittal said that Airtel would have invested close to Rs 10,000 crore in setting up the infrastructure as of September 2017. Sood, on the other hand, thanked both DoT (Department of Telecommunications) and COAI (Cellular Operators Association of India) and said telecom contributes 6% to India’s GDP.