DoT cell identifies China among others for collaboration

DoT cell identifies China among others for collaboration

 China is among the 15 nations that have been identified by the Telecom Department for possible collaboration on development and manufacturing of infrastructure equipment.

International relations cell of the Telecom Department has identified 15 nations, including China, to collaborate on development and manufacturing of telecom equipment and devices, sources said.

The cell was given the task to identify leading nations with respect to their expertise in technology on which India can collaborate for development of technology within the country.

"IR cell has identified technology research and development, manufacturing, telecom infrastructure in managing urbanisation as possible area of cooperation with China," a DoT official said.

On security issues with China, the official said, "We cannot grow in adversaries. We hope these issues will get eliminated by successful cooperation."

For security in telecom infrastructure, the IR Cell has identified the US, Germany, Finland, Japan, Israel and South Korea for collaboration.

Sources said that as per the report there are different area of cooperation that IR cell has identified with each of the country and some area of cooperation suggested by it are common among many counties while expertise in some field exists with a particular country.

"Germany, Sweden, Finland, Japan and France are also among those identified for R&D and manufacturing but with China, the report sees, exclusive expertise in developing telecom infrastructure that can manage urbanisation," the official said.

Elaborating on urbanisation, the official said that telecom traffic is increasing in urban centres and therefore there will be requirement to develop equipment and infrastructure that can handle traffic efficiently.

The official added that based on this report, Ministry of Communications and IT will create think-tanks who will prepare the roadmap to take things forward.