25 years of mobility in India

Years

of Mobility

In the past 25 years, the mobile sector in India has moved from being an enabler & value addition to the engine behind the present and future societies, which will thrive on digital ecosystems emanating out of the mobile communications. 

We celebrate the contribution of the sector in the past 25 years and look at what lies ahead.

episode list

list of
episodes

1

Desh ki Digital Udaan

31st July

2

Future of Mobility – Digital Road Ahead

2nd week August

3

Legal, Policy & Regulation

3rd week August

4

Service
Affordability

4th week August

5

Network
Affordability

1st week Sep

6

Affordable
Handsets

2nd week Sep

7

Sustainability – 
Mobile to m-power

3rd week Sep

8

Start-ups 
Inclusive Innovation

4th week Sep

difference makers

who made it
happen

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Sunil Bharti Mittal Biography
01
Chairman Bharti Enterprises
Sunil Bharti Mittal
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A stalwart of mobile communications for 25 years.

02 - Mukesh Ambani
Mukesh Ambani IMC
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Mukesh Ambani Biography
02
Chairman Reliance Industries
Mukesh Ambani
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Changed the way India consumes mobile data.

03 - Kumar M Birla
Kumar Mangalam Birla IMC
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Kumar Mangalam Birla Biography
03
Chairman Aditya Birla Group
Kumar Mangalam Birla
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A visionary leader with a great Idea!

04 - BK Modi
BK Modi Biography
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timeline

major events &
milestones

May 1994

Privatization of Telecom

Opening of sector for mobile services.

Government introduced the National Telecom Policy 1994 (NTP 94) which opened the telecom sector to private sector participation & brought changes in the following areas: ownership, service and regulation of telecommunications infrastructure. The policy introduced the concept of telecommunication for all and its vision was to expand the telecommunication facilities to all the villages in India.

May 1994

July 31, 1995

First Mobile Call

The first mobile call was made between Jyoti Basu (former CM of West Bengal) & the then Telecom Minister, Sukh Ram.

COAI was established in this year & TRAI in 1997

July 31, 1995

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