Policy intervention needed to bring smartphones to 300 million 2G phone users: says Mukesh Ambani



Billionaire Mukesh Ambani, on Tuesday, pitched for policy interventions to bring smartphones to 300 million 2G phone users in India so that they can also benefit from digital transformations.

Speaking at the inaugural session of India Mobile Congress, Ambani said India is among the best digitally-connected nations in the world.

But there are 300 million phone users "trapped" in 2G, there is a need for policy intervention to bring to them smartphones that are capable of doing digital transactions.

Also, there is a need for a faster rollout of 5G in India, adding his firm, he said Jio would pioneer the 5G revolution in the country.

India, he said, can develop into a manufacturing hub of semiconductors and we cannot rely on large imports. (PTI)


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