Japan and India signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) enhance cooperation in the field of Information and Communications Technology verticals today. The agreemnt was signed by Union Minister for Communications, Electronics and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad and the Japanese Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications Takeda Ryota and it was exchanged through a video conference today.
Department of Telecom, Government of India and Ministry of Communications, Government of Japan will enhance mutual cooperation in the field of 5G technologies, submarine optical fibre cable system to islands of India, high altitude platform for broadband in unconnected areas, telecom security, spectrum management, smart cities, disaster management and public safety etc. It has 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 for Communication, Electronics and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad shared the rapid adoption of innovative digital technologies by India during COVID19 pandemics such as the 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.