On the first day of his three-day US visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday met with the President and CEO of Qualcomm, Cristiano R Amon, in Washington.
During the meeting, the Qualcomm CEO has expressed enthusiasm to work with India on ambitious digital transformation programmes including in 5G, PM WANI, and others. He also spoke about the incredible opportunities in India.
"India is a big market but we also see India as big export market. It’s the right time for India to not only manufacture for the Indian market but also plan to serve the need of other countries." Amon said.
He also expressed interest in partnering with India to work in the field of semiconductors.
The meeting with Qualcomm CEO Amon is said to be important as it could spearhead the launch of 5G in India with Reliance.
Qualcomm chipsets are also popular choices amongst consumers in India when it comes to 5G as well as mobile gaming.
In a tweet, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said, "President & CEO of Qualcomm, Cristiano R Amon & PM Modi had a productive interaction. PM Modi highlighted the vast opportunities India offers. Amon expressed keenness to work with India in areas such as 5G and other Digital India efforts."
"It was a great meeting. We're so proud of a partnership with India.We talked about 5G & its acceleration. We talked about an incredible opportunity to advance the industry not only domestically in India but India as export of technology," Cristiano R Amon told ANI.
PM Modi assured Qualcomm that India will proactively work on the proposals made by them. He stressed that India has the scale for ambitious projects.
"India has prepared 5G standards & urged Qualcomm to actively participate as they did in case of NAVIK," he said.