Huawei released a report named “Superfast India- Repeating the Leapfrog – now to Next Generation Networks” at the India Broader Way Forum 2014 organized by the firm. The report covers the possibilities and benefits of next generation networks at social and economic spheres and its impact on overall national competitiveness. Rita Teaotia, Special Secretary, Department of Telecommunications (DOT), was present as Chief Guest at the event. She also addressed a key note at the unveiling of the report.
Talking about the report, Cai Liqun, CEO, Huawei India, stated, “The last couple of decades have played a significant role in transforming telecommunications infrastructure in the country. The telecom revolution paved the way for broadband revolution in India which inspired the Indian government to lay the path for Digital India. Huawei strongly believes that providing the next generation of connectivity to our citizens is the need of the hour. Through the launch of this report we aim to analyze the impact of a successful telecom strategy on overall national competitiveness. It also evaluates the possibilities and benefits of next generation networks and dwells upon building fourth generation mobile network technology for building a Better Connected India”.
On the other hand, Rita Teaotia, Special Secretary, Department of Telecommunications (DOT), Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Government of India said, “The Indian telecom sector has come a long way in voice & data telephony and will continue to stride further the current conditions and scenario. However, the uptake of 4G and adoption of broadband are some of the critical elements adding to this growth”
The report asks the government to fund and initiate a pan-India institutional programme to develop integrated right of way infrastructure to support next generation networks as well as other social services. This will lead to deliver better outcomes for citizen health, utilities, industrial competitiveness, knowledge economy and environment. Moreover, it also asserts on providing world class affordable communications and connectivity services to all segments of the Indian population while also addressing the digital divide in rural as well as urban areas.