PM Modi Meets with CEO of Qualcomm, Highlights Vast Business Opportunities in India; 5G and public WiFi on the program


Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his three-day visit to the United States on Thursday with Qualcomm President and CEO Cristiano E Amon and discussed a wide range of issues ranging from 5G, drones to semiconductors. The Indian Prime Minister highlighted the vast business opportunities in India.

During the meeting, the CEO of Qualcomm expressed interest in working with India on ambitious digital transformation programs, including in 5G and the PM WANI public WiFi project. E Amon also expressed interest in partnering with India to work in the semiconductor field.

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Highlighting India’s contribution to 5G standards, PM Modi asked Qualcomm to actively participate, as it did in the case of the GPS-type navigation system NAVIK. Modi also spoke about the new liberalized drone policy. San Diego-based company Qualcomm creates semiconductors, software, and services related to wireless technology.

Qualcomm is one of the biggest names in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technology innovations and has been in this field for over 30 years. Qualcomm now plays an important role in 5G with a wide range of products spanning the automotive, IT and Internet of Things industries.

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PM Modi also held one-on-one meetings with CEOs of Adobe, First Solar, General Atomics and Blackstone. On the political front, the Prime Minister met with US Vice President Kamala Harris and will later meet with President Joe Biden.