WEF India Economic Summit 2019: Wipro’s Rishad Premji Bats For An Equitable Internet
Rishad Premji, chairman of Wipro Ltd. (Photo: BloombergQuint)

WEF India Economic Summit 2019: Wipro’s Rishad Premji Bats For An Equitable Internet

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There is a need to ensure internet services are "equitable" and local language content is made available so that a "digital divide" is not created, Wipro Ltd. Chairman Rishad Premji said on Thursday.

“I am not too worried about the pace at which this adoption happens... I am very optimistic. What I worry about is that it is equitable. We need to make sure that we do not leave people behind in this revolution of change,” said Premji at World Economic Forum’s India Economic Summit 2019 in New Delhi on Thursday.

One area of focus should be on making content available in local languages, apart from movies and audio. "About 100-200 million people speak English, we still have a billion people who don't. So how do you ensure that they do not get left behind?

“So the equity of it, I think is tremendously important and we should not create another divide through this when we have the chance to address it upfront," he said.

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