India and Japan have agreed to cooperate in the field of 5 G technologies,
telecom security, submarine optical fibre cable system and host of other areas
as part of the comprehensive MOU the two countries signed on January 15
Both the countries have signed MoU to enhance cooperation in the field of
Information and Communications Technologies today. The MoU was signed by Union
Minister for Communications, Ravi Shankar Prasad and the Japanese Minister for
Internal Affairs and Communications Takeda Ryota and it was exchanged through a
video conference on January 15th.
Department of Telecom, Government of India and Ministry of Communications,
Government of Japan will enhance mutual cooperation in the field of 5G
technologies, telecom security, submarine optical fiber cable system to islands
of India, spectrum management, smart cities, high altitude platform for
broadband in unconnected areas, disaster management and public safety etc.
from Japan will also part of this cooperation
It has also been agreed that apart from Ministry level cooperation,
Government of India organization such as C-DOT and ITI Limited along with
industry partners from Japan will also part of this cooperation.
Speaking on this occasion the Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad
highlighted the timely execution of connecting Andaman & Nicobar Islands
with submarine optical fiber cable as a great example of cooperation between
India and Japan.
He spoke of the rapid adoption of innovative digital technologies by India
during COVID19 pandemic such as AarogyaSetu app, use of Aadhaar Enabled Payment
System for doorstep disbursement of cash by India Post, digital hearings in
Courts of India and rapid growth of digital payments.
industry urged to invest in India and avail the benefits of the new
He further highlighted that during COVID19, due to attractive polices like
PLI and SPECS large amount of
investments have come to India in the field of electronics manufacturing. He
urged the Japanese electronics industry to invest in India and avail the
benefits of the new technologies. Minister further highlighted the great
potential India holds for Japanese investors in the field of 5G and 5G based
services, Internet of Things, digital health technologies etc.
Japanese Minister Mr. Takeda Ryota expressed happiness on signing of MoU
between India and Japan and expressed the commitment of Government of Japan
towards mutual cooperation and investments in India.