Delhi, Dec 12, 2022: “We are the largest ‘connected’ nation in the world with 800 million Indian users. 5G and the largest rural broadband connectivity network project at BharatNet will have 1.2 billion Indian users constituting the single largest presence of the global internet.” said UnionIT Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar, speaking at the India Internet Governance Forum 2022 (IIGF2022), a multistakeholder platform yesterday.
“The multistakeholder architecture of the Indian internet happened after a lot of effort. In the next few years, this multistakeholder engagement must go beyond the intellectual academic discussion to ensure the internet grows and innovation grows while keeping both safe and trusted and accountable for all the billion digital nagriks (citizens) of India.”
“We also expect further technological innovations as well as updated regulatory policies to remain relevant. The deep involvement by all stakeholders will be the third leg of this Global Standard Cyber Law Framework that we hope will catalyze the Indian internet and the economy.”
Dr. Vint Cerf, father of Internet joined from Washington DC to say “ We have delivered Internet to the world successfully. We would work, debate, discuss together to overcome current issues of Internet. India is giant in Internet delivery to the people. Globe is looking at India for solutions which are future oriented.
IIGF-2022 was a three-day event which started from 9th Dec till 11th Dec 2022. At the forum, the focus was on issues related to the past, present and future of the internet. IIGF was conducted jointly by the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY), NIXI and Multistakeholder Group. The theme of IIGF 2022 was ‘Leveraging Techade for Empowering Bharat.’
The India Internet Government Forum is an initiative associated with the UN Internet Governance Forum (UN-IGF). The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a multi-stakeholder platform bringing representatives together from various groups, all at par to discuss public policy issues related to the Internet