India and Japan Ink Pact to Enhance Cooperation in ICT

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Minister for Communications, Electronics, and IT recently signed an MoU for cooperation in the field of Information and Communication Technologies with Japanese Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications.

India and Japan Areas of Cooperation

MoU Overview

  • Focus on aspects like 5G, telecom security and submarine optical fibre cable.
  • The MoU was exchanged through a video conference.
  • Enhancing mutual cooperation, the field of:
    • 5G technologies
    • Telecom security
    • Submarine optical fibre cable
    • System to islands of India
    • Spectrum management

Part of the Cooperation

  • Government of India organisations such as C-DOT and ITI Ltd.
  • industry partners from Japan.
  • Japanese electronics industry has been asked to invest in India.
  • Availing the benefits of the new technologies.
  • Huge potential India holds for Japanese investors in the field of:
    • 5G and 5G-based services
    • Internet of things
    • Digital health technologies
  • Timely execution of connecting Andaman and Nicobar Islands with submarine optical fibre cable.
  • It was also highlighted that attractive polices like production-linked incentive scheme helped in bringing large number of investments to India in the field of electronics manufacturing during the pandemic.

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