Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates on Wednesday said India has a “great” digital network and a high level of smartphones with “very good” connectivity and will be the cheapest 5G market.
Under India’s G20 chairmanship, a session on ‘Building resilient and inclusive economies – The promise of digital public infrastructure’ was held in New Delhi on Wednesday.
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, who addressed the session, lauded India’s competitive private market, reliable and low-cost connectivity and said it would be the cheapest 5G market.
He said that India has a great digital network and the percentage of people using smartphones is very high.
Telecom and IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnav termed 2023 as a historic year, and said that digital technology has come of age.
Artificial intelligence, 5G and quantum computing have matured to become mainstream technologies.
The Minister said that India has created a unique framework for digital economy which focuses on transforming the lives of people.
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