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NEW DELHI: India and Japan on Friday signed a pact to cooperate across 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 as the two countries seek to expand their work across the ICT sector.

Communications and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Japanese minister for Internal Affairs and Communications Takeda Ryota Signed MoU virtually exchanged the signed MoU.

Govt organisations such as C-DOT and ITI NSE -1.25 % Limited along with industry partners from Japan will also form part of this cooperation.

Speaking at the occasion, Prasad highlighted the timely execution of connecting Andaman & Nicobar Islands with submarine optical fiber cable as a great example of cooperation between India and Japan. He urged the Japanese electronics industry to invest in India and avail the benefits of the new technologies. Minister further highlighted the great potential India holds for Japanese investors in the field of 5G and 5G based services, Internet of Things, digital health technologies etc.