Expressing support for Narendra Modi’s Digital India initiative, a top official said that US strongly supports the program and the country’s efforts to bring connectivity to the masses. The official said that US was also willing to share its expertise to help boost PM’s initiative. Speaking to the media on the sidelines of US-India Cyber Dialogue, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy Daniel Sepulveda said that the future is in mobile space. Also Read - India may soon announce its own ‘Atmanirbhar’ app store as alternative to Google, AppleAlso Read - FASTag is now free until February 29, NHAI waves off charges for 15 days
“We share common interests and US has its expertise to share. We will share our best practices between the regulators,” he said. Speaking on the Indian connectivity market, he said that the US was “bullish on Indian market and so is our industry. India has the world largest offline population and second largest online population,” he said.
Noting the relation between US and India is strongest today and his country has a lot of technologies to share in the 5G wireless spectrum, Sepulveda said: “We really believe in this market. Future of internet requires the developing countries to lead especially India. In area where India and US cooperate, the world follows. ALSO READ: Innovation is key to achieve Digital India: Telecom Minister Manoj Singh
In Delhi for the Cyber Dialogue, Sepulveda, is also responsible for issues that deal with internet freedom, the technical functioning of the internet, and internet governance, will meet several Indian officials during his two day visit.
With additional inputs