Wth a majority of India’s population residing in rural areas, so rural development assumes strategic importance for nation building. Growth and Development of rural areas will increase purchasing power of the population and can positively contribute to National Economic Development.
Rural areas continue to be sparsely covered and are not considered as a viable business case. Recent growth of teledensity in urban areas, fuelled by mobile technology, has meant that the digital gap between rural and urban areas has widened. Rural populations will need to be provided with mobile telephony and wireless broadband access, by connecting remote areas to the broadband core networks. Choosing efficient, cost-effective and fast-deployment technologies – whether wired or wireless networks – will improve accessibility.
Against this backdrop, I am pleased to inform you that Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is organizing Rural Telecom Summit with the theme Connect ‘Bharat’ to Globe on 21 Nov 2018 at IHC,New Delhi. The Rural Telecom Summit is a unique platform to represent the aspirations of rural India. It brings together a wide range of stakeholders and decision makers to deliberate and refocus on strategies and the main objective is to bring about rural transformation in true sense and empower rural India to be country’s growth engine.