New Delhi: Reliance Industries (RIL) Chairman Mukesh Ambani on Tuesday revealed that Jio 5G will be launched in India in the second half of 2021. Ambani made the remarks while delivering a keynote address at India Mobile Congress 2020. The RIL chairman said that Jio’s 5G services will be powered by the indigenous-developed network, hardware, and technology components. He asserted that Jio’s 5G operations will be a testimony to the Narendra Modi government’s inspiring vision of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ (self-reliant India). He also exuded confidence that the much-anticipated 5G will enable India to lead the ‘fourth industrial revolution’ globally. Also Read - IPL 2021: Reliance Jio Reveals Special Plans, Free Disney+ Hotstar VIP Subscription for its Users to Watch Matches Live

“Jio Platforms, with its family of over 20 start-up partners, has built world-class capabilities in Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Big Data, Machine Learning, Internet of Things, Blockchain, etc. We are creating compelling home-grown solutions in education, healthcare, agriculture, infrastructure, financial services, and new commerce,” Ambani said. Also Read - Mukesh Ambani Is India's Richest Person, Gautam Adani 2nd, Check Top 5 List By Forbes

He said Jio will offer these solutions and services to the rest of the world to address global challenges after they are proven in India. he also reiterated his stand that 2G should be phased out with a view to provide more benefits to all telecom users, including the low-income groups. Also Read - Gautam Adani Becomes One of World's Top 20 Billionaires With USD 59.9 Billion

“As many as 300 million mobile subscribers in India are still trapped in the 2G era. Urgent policy steps are needed to ensure that these underprivileged people have an affordable smartphone so that they too can benefit from Direct Benefit Transfer into their bank accounts, and actively participate in the digital economy”, he stated.

The business magnate also showered praise on PM Modi, saying that India will welcome the new decade with supreme confidence under his leadership.

“The Indian economy will not only bounce back but will also grow with unprecedented acceleration. India can — and India will — prove cynics wrong by becoming a $5 trillion economy. It will be a more equal India… … with increased incomes, increased employment, and improved quality of life for 1 billion Indians at the middle and bottom of the Economic Pyramid. India has the historic opportunity to become the world’s preeminent digital society with ease of living for all,” he said.