Indian Businesses are Embracing Innovative Technologies like IoT: Telecom Sec

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In the last few years, India has experienced rapid transition from 3G technology to 4G and it is now ready to witness and guide this transformation in IT from 4G to 5G

As Indian business houses are preparing themselves to become global, they are happily embracing the new and innovative technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT) and data analytics, said Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary, Department of Telecommunication, Ministry of Communications.

Telecom secretary further said that the IoT stands for ubiquitous computing, ubiquitous connectivity and ubiquitous data analytics.

“The Government of India is working towards developing a feasible model for private players to work together with the initiatives of government and bring forth holistic development,” said Sundararajan while speaking at the CII Internet of Things Summit.

In the last few years, the country has experienced rapid transition from 3G technology to 4G. Now, the country is ready to witness and guide this transformation in information technology (IT) from 4G to 5G now, Sundararajan added.

Capacity to become IoT leader

Speaking at the event, Ajay Prakash Sawhney, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) said that IoT is not just a set of technology but is also a profusion of technologies that are all interconnected.

Sawhney further said that there is a sudden increase in the data centre numbers, and they are quite precious to be acted upon and analysed.

It is the need of data analytics that puts India ahead globally because the country is constantly innovating in this area. The country has the capacity, opportunity and latent to become an IoT leader, he added.

Rishi Mohan Bhatnagar, Summit Chairman & President, Aeris Communications India stated that the IoT has emerged as a game changer for several sectors in India including agriculture, healthcare, manufacturing and telecom, among others.

The approval of the Software Product Policy by the government is a welcome step and this will further improve the growth of IT sector in the country, he added.

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