Mukesh Ambani asks India to prioritize 5G rollout

Billionaire tycoon Mukesh Ambani has asked India to prioritise the rollout of 5G telecommunications and also ensure devices become affordable.

Ambani, who controls India’s biggest wireless carrier Reliance Jio Infocomm, said India, must migrate from 2G to 4G and then to 5G at the earliest.

His comments come a week after a top government official said that India is planning to auction 5G airwaves early next year.

Reliance last month launched a low-cost 4G device jointly developed with Google, priced at 6,499 rupees ($86), as part of a plan to woo first-time smartphone buyers. The device costs 1,999 rupees upfront and users can pay the rest in monthly instalments.

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