India and Japan to join hands for 5G technologies

India and Japan have decided to come together in the technical development of 5G and 5G plus technologies with the help of other QUAD strategic dialogue members- US, Australia and Israel. Everything will be discussed between the QUAD Foreign Ministers in a meeting in Japan next month. On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga decided to take the bilateral special strategic and global partnership to a new level.

Some government sources said that India is also eyeing the 3GPP, umbrella mobile telecommunications standard organization, and has been successful in the global standards consortium to accept the first Indian rural standard for telecommunication. India along with its partners now will be setting more technological global standards.

An official involved in the exercise said, “India and Japan have agreed to closely cooperate and develop the 5G and advanced technologies with US and Australia ramping up technological support. We are also taking help from Israel. There are discussions within the government and our 5G policy will take final shape in the coming days. But Japan will be a close partner nevertheless.”

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