Narendra Modi and Nokia CEO Discuss India's Next-Generation Digital Infrastructure
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with Nokia CEO Pekka Lundmark on Monday to discuss the country's advancements in building next-generation digital infrastructure.
New Delhi, India : Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with Nokia CEO Pekka Lundmark on Monday to discuss the country's advancements in building next-generation digital infrastructure.
During their meeting, Modi highlighted the strides India has made in digital infrastructure development, citing the success of the Digital India initiative launched in 2015. The Prime Minister also discussed the role that Nokia can play in furthering India's digital ambitions.
Lundmark, who took over as Nokia's CEO in 2020, expressed the company's commitment to partnering with India in its digital transformation journey. He emphasized Nokia's focus on driving innovation in 5G, cloud and digital infrastructure, and offered the company's expertise to support India's digital growth.
The meeting comes at a time when India is rapidly expanding its digital footprint. With a population of over 1.3 billion people, India is one of the world's largest and fastest-growing markets for digital services. The government's Digital India initiative aims to connect every Indian citizen to digital services and build a knowledge-based economy.
Nokia has a strong presence in India, having established itself as a leading supplier of telecommunications equipment and services. The company has played a key role in India's telecom revolution, powering the country's transition to 3G and 4G networks.
In recent years, Nokia has also been at the forefront of India's 5G rollout. The company has partnered with major Indian telecom operators to conduct 5G trials and develop use cases for the next-generation technology.
The meeting between Modi and Lundmark underscores the importance of public-private partnerships in driving India's digital transformation. With Nokia's expertise and India's digital ambitions, the partnership is poised to pave the way for a new era of digital growth in the country.