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India shall lead the world in digital connectivity soon, says Mukesh Ambani

All Indians will have access to massive computing on the cloud, and access to all information on the planet, says Ambani

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

New Delhi: Reliance Industries Limited Chairman Mukesh Ambani addresses the 24th Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (ACM Mobicom) 2018, in New Delhi, Tuesday, October 30, 2018. Photo: PTI
Mukesh Ambani

Richest Indian said Wednesday that will lead the world in digital connectivity, which is bringing over billion minds to work together.

He said that 1.3 billion people of the country can participate in data driven fourth and solve biggest problems that humanity faces.

"The Fourth is now upon us. Data is the foundation of this revolution. is already generating significant quantum of data. I can say with confidence that has a chance of not just participating in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, but also leading it," said while speaking at Republic Summit.

He said that India at present is a very young nation, with 63 per cent of its 1.3 billion population are aged below 35.

"India's vast tech-savvy young population is its key strength. Just imagine the kind of connected intelligence India can create if the power of a billion-plus minds is combined!...Over the next two decades, I can confidently say that India shall be leading the world and shall contribute the next wave of global economic growth," said.

Ambani, who also heads Reliance Jio, said all Indians will have access to on the cloud, and access to all information on the planet.

"Jio is determined to connect everyone and everything, everywhere always at the highest quality and the most affordable price. I am proud to say that, instead of a digital divide, India today is digitally united. All 1.3 billion connected minds are going to accelerate the future," he added said.

He said that every single aspect of human life will undergo massive transformation within next few decades.

"Early adopters will have the opportunity to leap-frog competition, and create unprecedented societal value," he noted.

Ambani, whose firm owns group, said that he understands business of and advent of digital technologies have changed the dynamics.

"Before the advent of Digital Technologies, the was essentially without the masses. The masses were passive consumers of media. Now the masses have become both producers and owners of media. Look at Social Media. I believe that Digital is the greatest friend of Democracy," Ambani said.

First Published: Wed, December 19 2018. 22:40 IST