India and Japan have agreed to strengthen bilateral cooperation in information, communication and technology (ICT) sector. A memorandum of cooperation (MoC) in this regard was signed virtually by India’s IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Takeda Ryota, Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan.
The ‘Memorandum of Cooperation in the Field of Information and Communication Technologies’ is the first to be signed at the ministerial level and sets a framework or collaborations in the field of ICT, including 5G, artificial intelligence (AI) and submarine cable networks, a Japanese embassy official informed.
“In Japan, various efforts are made to utilise 5G in such fields as agriculture, transportation and disaster risk reduction. Japan is willing to share our experience and expertise and work together towards the successful introduction of 5G in India,” stated Japanese minister Takeda on the occasion.