5thIndia-Japan ICT comprehensive cooperative framework 

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India and Japan Release Joint Statement on Cooperation for Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)

India and Japan held a Joint Working Group conference for Comprehensive Cooperation Framework for Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Further they decided to release a joint statement as under:

Taking forward the agenda of India-Japan ICT Comprehensive Cooperation Framework, the Second India – Japan Joint Working Group conference was held on December 03, 2014, under the auspices of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) of India and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan (MIC). The conference was inaugurated by Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, the Minister of Communication and Information Technology of India. The conference was co-chaired by Shri. Yasuo Sakamoto, the Vice Minister for Policy Coordination of the MIC from Japan and Shri Rakesh Garg, Secretary (Telecom) from India, was preceded by a bilateral meeting of officials of the two sides. The conference was attended by representatives of the ICT industry also of both Japan and India.

In the bilateral meeting of the officials, both sides exchanged views on ICT policies in both countries and developments in the field with the aim of strengthening and deepening cooperation in the field of ICT, including ICT products manufacturing and R & D between Japan and India.

During the conference both sides gave presentations on the areas where joint projects are possible to be undertaken immediately. Taking forward the agenda of the Joint Statement made at the India-Japan Summit Meeting in September 2014 by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and the Prime Minister Shri Shinzo Abe on promoting cooperation in the field of ICT, both sides prioritized areas of Green ICT, Cyber Security Cooperation and ICT for Disaster Management for detailed deliberations with a view to start working on the implementation of these joint projects by early 2015. At the summit,  both sides had arrived at consensus not only on the deepening of relations between both India and Japan in the field of ICT but also on recognition of the contribution of ICT to solve global challenges, and expressed their expectations toward further development of cooperation between India and Japan in the field of ICT.

During the conference, Japan made a proposal for candidates of joint projects involving the said priority areas, and as a result of discussions, it was decided to work on the following five projects as India-Japan joint projects to be implemented.

ü        Green ICT
–  Green Mobile Base Station project

ü        Cyber Security Cooperation
–  Japan-India Combat Spam project

– Cooperative project for detecting symptoms and quick response to cyber attacks (PRACTICE)

ü        ICT for Disaster Management (ICT4DM)
–  ICT Use in disaster-affected areas project

ü        ICT Application for Social and Economic Challenges
–  National ID Application and Utilization Platform project

MCIT, India and MIC, Japan will coordinate the activities for taking these projects forward by discussing with the industry from both sides.

Further exchange of views and opinions were made on the areas, such as development of standards, for future cooperation based on the constructive presentations from both Japan and India. Further, India offered Japan to manufacture ICT equipment in India taking advantage of new conducive environment for manufacturing in India.

The next joint working group conference and meeting is to be held in 2015 in Tokyo.

In  the 5 th Meeting of India-Japan joint working group under India- Japan ICT comprehensive cooperative framework  following were discussed in details 5G – which is streamlined in South Kore,US,China, Sweden, Estonia and is now to roll in India 2022. India to implement 5G services by 2022 to catch up with Japan and other Asian peers.

South Korea,  tested its 5G technology during the Winter Olympics in February with self-driving cars,  is planning an airwaves auction to commercially deploy 5G wireless services.

Japanese firms are  gearing up, and thus is  U.S. carriers. Italy is targeting a September auction of the spectrum that could be used for 5G. UK sold bandwidth in April that included some earmarked for these services. Hong Kong government is even considering giving airwaves away for free.

India’s telecom regulator proposed floor prices for auctioning spectrum dedicated for 5G rollout, although the auction dates have not been announced.

As part of the rollout, India is aiming to increase its fiber backbone to 2.5 million km by 2022 from 1.5 million km now.

This shall facilitate Smart Grid, Smart transformer, Smart homes, Smart healthcare thus high speed plus adding to various devices which shall make life with best mobile services.

India is working in field of thermal battery one of its kind in the world in Andhra Pradesh, and Japan presented the white paper on 5 G.

From a $5m Food Factory to $100b Bullet Trains to Developing Smart Cities there are $Trillion opportunities in India. Japanese multinationals should EXPLORE the opportunities provide MOST COMPETITIVE Products, Projects and Services.

If Japanese LIFI technology is better then 5G than deploy it in India. USA is promoting all kinds of BROADBAND technologies, 2G-3G-4G, Some places may need Satellite Technology, some Ethernet, some OPTIC FIBER, some Coaxial Cable, some Telephone Lines, some WLL, and some Micro Waves etc.

Indian Telecoms have BUNGLED UP – AIRTEL for example at Homes & Offices Land Line BROADBAND, 4G outside home or Office. Currently Landline subscriber base is 23m but it could serve say 230m Broad Band devices – but dedicated Wire or Fiber connections can deliver 50mbps to 150mbps data speed without interruption at less cost. [4G mobile hotspots too can serve homes]

THERE IS NO SHARING OF INFRASTRUCTURE – All Dug Up Delhi 10-15 times – 15 times in South Delhi to lay Optic Fiber Lines.

Food Processing, Hydro Power, Renewables, Power Distribution, Construction, Bullet Trains, City Development, Home Appliances, etc there are huge opportunities.

In 1986 I purchased ‘Essic Tiger Shoes’ in Los Angeles – recently found it was made by a JAPANESE company which was acquired byNIKE, was of Extremely Good Quality, my father used it for ten years.NIKE is worth $127b today.

I topped Japan Airlines test in June1974 – instead of Interview in Japan at their HQ which was to cost much less – top level Team Executives visited India. I was required to learn Japanese language which I thought was difficult. Had I visited JAL Service center and facilities – I would have settled in Japan and running my own R&D multinationals.

Way back in 1965 my friend in school returned from Japan where his father employed in Indian Embassy, imported a 65cc or 70cc Motor Cycle was faster and twice more efficient than Indian 150cc Scooters.Most of the goods were imported from JAPAN but in recent times China has replaced Japan in most sectors.

In 1977 I was asked by my family friend to Guide a High School Boy not performing well in studies in spite of Engaging Special Tutor. I noticed the ‘Student was Asking His Tutor Questions – She was being paid doing as he wanted’. He was asking Most Difficult Questions when he didn’t know the basic ones. I told him to STOP TAKING EXAMINATION OF YOUR TEACHER EVERY DAY – LET HER TEACH YOU Step by Step Systematically. His grades improved after that.

Japan Should INVEST in India, Collaborate in India – Support Indian R&D in Japan.

Ravinder Singh, Inventor & Consultant, INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND PROJECTS

Y-77, Hauz Khas, ND -110016, India. Ph: 091- 8826415770, 9871056471, 9650421857

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