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Numerous nations aspire to imitate India's digital infrastructure model, says the Chairman of Bharti Airtel, Mr. Sunil Mittal

  • IBEF
  • October 30, 2023

According to Mr. Sunit Mittal, the Chairman of Bharti Airtel, various countries of the world intend to replicate the model of India’s digital public infrastructure. Countries as well as organisations such as, World Bank, United Nations, World Trade Organisation (WTO), Africa Union, European Union, G20, BRICS, everyone is considering the digital infrastructure that India has built, and which can accelerate the world economy especially in those countries which have lack of infrastructure. He also quoted the success that India has achieved in manufacturing, particularly in digital infrastructure in the last few years.

He also emphasised on various companies ranging from Apple to Dixon to Samsung and Tata irrespective of their size, are involving into manufacturing and India is eventually emerging as a world leader in manufacturing, especially digital infrastructure.

Mr. Sunil Mittal also stated that Airtel has been rolling out the latest technology at a fast speed and covered 5,000 towns & 20,000 villages with Airtel 5G. Considering the fastest rollout of 5G in India, he expects that by March 2024, the company would cover the entire country with 5G technology.

As per Mr. Sunil Mittal, Airtel is also putting in efforts along with the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) through the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) to impact Northeast, border areas, and some remote villages.

Mr. Sunil Mittal also mentioned satellite connectivity that helps to connect all the rural areas. This technology will help to serve every part of the country and across the globe. With such technology and government intervention, two rockets launched from Indian Space and Research Organisation (ISRO) & Oneweb constellation, in which Bharti has the largest stake and is ready to serve the globe and the nation.

He also stated that from next month onwards, anybody from whichever part of the country irrespective of the area they are located can be connected from a satellite ground station that has been set up in Mehsana.

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