Speech of Shri Akash Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited, at the India Mobile Congress 2023 New Delhi

On 27th October 2023.

Most Respected Prime Minister Shri Narendra bhai Modiji, Most Respected Honorable Minister Shri  Vaishnaviji, Most Respected Minister Shri Chauhanji, and Secretary Shri Mittalji My Renowned Seniors  from the industry, Distinguished delegates from around the world,

Ladies and gentlemen,
Namaste and Good morning.
Our Visionary Prime Minister,
Every generation needs a vision that inspires it to do great things.
You have given my generation, an aspirational vision of transforming our country into Viksit Bharat.
If anyone wants to get a glimpse of how a developed India is being built, all they should do is come to the India Mobile Congress.
Sir, you have kept yourself young at heart, thought and actions. Just like the youth, you embrace innovation, welcome change and challenge the status quo. You are always working on using the latest technology that can improve the lives of our people.

The best example of it is India’s digital public infrastructure, which has been internationally praised. Millions of youngsters like me are inspired by your work in making Digital India a means to build a more  innovative, inclusive and sustainable world. Last year, you challenged us to make India a global leader in 5G  technology. Your challenge energized us, and what we have achieved has stunned the world. We at Jio  unleashed the fastest rollout of 5G technology witnessed anywhere in the world. Deploying a 5G cell every   10 seconds, Jio has installed over 10 lakh 5G cells across all 22 circles of India. I am humbled to  share that Jio alone has contributed to 85% of the overall 5G capacity in the country…and provided one of the fastest 5G internet speeds in the world.

Furthermore, Jio’s 5G rollout is powered by a 100% in-house 5G stack,designed, developed and  manufactured entirely by Indian talent. You commanded us to make Bharat Atmanirbhar in hi-tech. Jio has  delivered on your command. We have fortified our 5G infrastructure with services like JioFiber and JioAirFiber, our fixed-wireless broadband offerings. Now, Jio can provide 5G access to over 200 million  unconnected homes and premises, making India the broadband capital of the world. India today ranks amongst the top three 5G-enabled nations, with over 125 million 5G users.

The transformative power of 5G will provide new employment and entrepreneurial opportunities to  millions of Indians. To put it in our Prime Minister’s words, it will help both job seekers and job creators! We recently launched Jio Bharat, a revolutionary 4G smartphone costing just Rs. 999 – lower than most  2G phones. With such bold initiatives Jio is set to end the digital exclusion in India once and for all.

Dear Friends,
Our Honourable Prime Minister has unified the country in many ways. Through the GST, he created One  Nation, One Tax, One Market. He has led the digital connectivity revolution that has connected 1.4 billion Indians. Through his motto of Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas, he made development reach everyone, irrespective  of region, religion or caste. He has built the tallest statue in the world, the Statue of Unity,  which is dedicated to the great Sardar Patel, who united India. Shri Narendra Modiji, your efforts to bring  India and Indians together motivate all of us at the India Mobile Congress. We promise you that through  the power of technology, we will build A DIGITAL STATUE OF UNITY.

This too will be the tallest in aspiration and achievement. Through the power of technology and  connectivity, we will unite and inspire 1.4 billion Indians with the single dream of making our beloved Motherland Bharat the most prosperous, the most technologically advanced, the most inclusive and most  harmonious nation in the world. On behalf of all the young digital entrepreneurs, young digital innovators,  and young digital start-ups at the IMC, I assure you that we shall work tirelessly to realize India’s dream  during India’s Amrit Kaal.

Thank you.
Jai Hind