|Sibal Says Data Revolution will Further Empower the Common Man; Mobile Phones No Longer only a Communication Device|
|The Minister for Communications & Information Technology Sh. Kapil Sibal says that India is at the threshold of another revolution – data Revolution, and in a knowledge- based society, non- discriminatory, cost effective and timely information is the key to empower the common man. Sh. Sibal was delivering the key note address at the Curtain Raiser Ceremony of India Telecom 2012 in New Delhi today.|
The Minister said knowledge is empowering and ensures good governance and inclusive and sustainable growth. Sh. Sibal said with lowest tariff in the world, the India Telecom sector in the last five years has registered a four fold increase in teledensity. He said today mobile phone has become more than a communication device, and services are becoming increasing linked through mobile, internet and other digital modes of delivery.
The Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology Sh. Milind Deora said the Government has provided impetus, clarity and stability to the sector. He said misinformation and half truths in a wireless society is a challenge to be met.
The Minister of State for Communications and Information technology Sh. Sachin Pilot said India is heading for a wireless and hand-held society. He said we should be able to get latest technology at the most affordable prices. Sh. Pilot said cyber security issues must be handled delicately.
The Seventh Edition of India Telecom- 2012 is to be held from 13-15 December, 2012 in New Delhi on the subject “New Policy, Framework: Envisioning the next Telecom Revolution”.