India’s Digital Revolution Soars: PM Modi Highlights Telecom Milestones on Independence Day

by Antariksh Singh

The resounding echo of progress resonated from the Red Fort as Prime Minister Narendra Modi took center stage, illuminating the remarkable strides achieved within India’s thriving telecom sector.

In his address, Prime Minister Modi illuminated the nation’s journey towards digital empowerment, where technology’s embrace now extends to every nook and cranny of the land.

With pride, PM Modi unveiled an unprecedented achievement—the expansion of internet connectivity to the farthest corners of the country. He emphasized the significance of digital inclusivity as a vehicle to ensure that the blessings of the technological revolution touch each citizen’s life.

“Recalling the days of exorbitant data costs prior to 2014, Prime Minister Modi unveiled a stark contrast with the present, where India boasts the world’s most affordable internet data rates,” reported the Ministry of Communication in a press release.

The Prime Minister spotlighted the transformative power of this cost reduction, translating into substantial savings for families across the nation.

Lauding India’s rapid foray into 5G technology, the Prime Minister remarked on the nation’s swiftest rollout of 5G services globally, enveloping over 700 districts. This impressive feat underscores India’s unwavering commitment to spearheading technological advancements.

Yet, the Prime Minister’s vision extends beyond 5G. In an inspiring revelation, he divulged India’s determination to lead the world in 6G technology. To propel this audacious endeavor, he unveiled the ‘Bharat 6G Alliance,’ a dedicated task force that will drive this technological revolution, reaffirming India’s prowess on the global stage.

The Prime Minister’s address celebrated a journey that saw India evolve from tailing the world in 4G to pacing in sync with it in 5G, and now, aspiring to pave the way in 6G.

He lauded the dramatic reduction in mobile data tariffs, citing the price per GB that plummeted from Rs 269 in 2014 to a mere Rs 10.1 in 2023. This financial liberation signifies India’s commitment to affordability and widespread accessibility.

The speech also underscored concerted endeavors to deliver robust telecom connectivity to the most remote and challenging regions—be it the North-Eastern belt, borderlands, Left Wing Extremism (LWE)-hit areas, Aspirational Districts, or other distant enclaves.

The triumphant completion of ambitious undersea cable ventures like the Chennai-Andaman & Nicobar Project and the Kochi-Lakshadweep Islands (OFC) link stands as living proof of India’s resolute drive to expand its digital infrastructure.

In the grand Indian story, the digital thread is emerging as one of its most vibrant and transformative elements, weaving itself into the lives of millions. PM Modi’s address on this Independence Day was not just about commemorating the past, but also about igniting a future where technology paves the path towards progress for all.

Antariksh Singh

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