India and Japan to tie up for 5G technologies, QUAD to pitch in

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India and Japan Prime Ministers
India and Japan Prime Ministers

New Delhi : India and Japan has joined hands for developing together the 5G technology with the help of other QUAD strategic dialogue members- US and Australia - and Israel. The development strategy for 5G and 5G Plus – next gen telecommunication technologies – will be discussed in a meeting between QUAD foreign ministers in Japan next month.

According to a report by Hindustan Times, the authoritative government sources have notified that India and Japan have decided to pitch in for 5G and plus technologies, 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.

On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held discussions with the newly appointed Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihide Suga. The two leaders decided to take bilateral strategic and global partnership between India and Japan to a new level. It is understood Prime Minister Suga told PM Modi that Japan wanted to push QUAD with other three partners and contribute to multilateral efforts for a “free and open Indo-Pacific.”

“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 on within the government and our 5G policy will take a final shape in the coming days. But Japan will be a close partner nevertheless,” said an official involved in the exercise.