Today, the mobile phone that we carry with us all the time and talk to others started 25 years ago today (31 July 1995). Its first bell and first conversation as a mobile service was held between the then Telecom Minister Sukhram and West Bengal Chief Minister Jyoti Basu. The call was made from the Writers’ Building in Kolkata to Sanchar Bhawan in Delhi. Earlier, former West Bengal Chief Minister Jyoti Basu had launched the mobile net service of Modi Talestra Company in Calcutta. According to the Telecom Ministry, as of July 2019, India is the second largest telecommunications market in the world. According to the records of the Ministry, the number of mobile users in India till this time was 1168.32 million.
Let us tell you that a total of eight companies were given licenses by the government to start mobile service in India. Modi Telstra was the first company to launch a mobile service in India. The company named its service MobileNet. To make this service accessible to the people, the company took the help of Nokia’s mobile set. Later this company served under the name of Spice Telecom. Modi Telstra was a joint venture of Modi Group of India and Telstra of Australia, Telstra.
In 1995, Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited gave the gift of internet connectivity to Indians on the occasion of Independence Day. The company launched the Gateway Internet Axis service. Initially, this service was given only in the four metro cities. Initially, there was a huge cost to use the Internet. At the time when the mobile service started in India, the customer also had to pay for incoming calls. Initially, an outgoing call charged up to Rs 16 per minute. This was the reason that the number of mobile users was not much in the initial few years. But as new companies came into the field, the call rates in the competition also declined. This directly benefited customers and the number of mobile users continued to grow. Currently, not only the rates of mobile calls in India are much cheaper than other countries of the world but also the mobile internet It is also cheaper than other countries. Currently mobile and internet is available in almost every pocket.
The benefit of the communication revolution that mobile has created in India has reached every household today. Telling about the present, everything is being done by purchasing your essential goods from mobile, booking of anything, knowledge of the way, studies, etc. School colleges are closed in India due to Kovid-19 epidemic. So online classes are going on. Crores of people of the country are able to take online classes through this mobile. At present, the world’s largest mobile company cherishes the dream of coming to India. This is due to the ever increasing number of mobile users in India. The number of mobile users is pulling these companies towards India.