India and Japan have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation in the field of information and communication technology (ICT).

As per the MoU, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and the government of Japan will enhance mutual cooperation, in the field of 5G, telecom security, submarine optical fiber cable and smart cities, spectrum management, high altitude platform for broadband in unconnected areas, disaster management and public safety.

Furthermore, government organisations such as C-DOT and ITI Limited along with industry partners from Japan will also form part of this cooperation.

The MoU was signed by Union Minister for Communications, Electronics and IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad and the Japanese Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications Takeda Ryota.