India-eu join hands on digital communications, economy
India and the European Union (EU) will work together to develop joint plans of action in the agreed areas of cooperation such as future networks and emerging technologies, including 5G,IOT/M2M, etc. promoting R&D and innovation, network security, spectrum management, enhanced capacity development as well as policy and regulatory requirements among others.
The minister of state for communications, Manoj Sinha, and HE Andrus Ansip, European commissioner for digital single market and vice president of the European Commission, have discussed cooperation on digital communications, digital economy and society.
India and EU have stressed that digital communications and technologies are of vital importance for all spheres of society, business and government. The development and widespread adoption of new ICT services and networks have powerful effects on economic and social development, supporting sustainable growth and competitiveness and contributing to address global societal challenges. Both sides noted the importance of supporting global standards and welcomed the close technical cooperation between the Indian and European Telecom Standardization Development Organizations – TSDSI (India) and ETSI (European Union).