A senior US official made it clear that no nation will be allowed to dominate this technology or use it to dominate other nations

India, Israel and the United States are collaborating to develop a transparent, open, reliable and secure 5G communication network. A top official attributed this trilateral initiative to people-to-people collaboration, in particular, those by Indian diaspora in the US and Israel.

US Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick was quoted by the PTI saying that this collaboration was just the tip of the iceberg. “Because we’ll collaborate in science and research and development in coming up with the next generations of technologies, things that the likes of you and the rest of us on the phone can’t even imagine what they might be,” the PTI report published by Outlook quoted her saying. “But by partnering by officially, affirming the importance of this relationship, we’ll advance it,” she said.

In her keynote address to the virtual US-India-Israel summit, Glick said the US is thrilled to work with these partners to solve the world’s development challenges. “One area we have been cooperating on is digital leadership and innovation, particularly, in the next generation 5G technology,” she said, according to the report.

Glick pointed out that in July, she had chaired a roundtable discussion with several like-minded donors on 5G and digital development. “To me, it was extremely important that India and Israel be part of that conversation. And the discussion was richer because of their contributions,” the report said.

“So it’s only right that our three nations play a key role in delivering the promise of 5G in a way that is open, interoperable, reliable, and secure.” Glick made it clear that they will not allow any nation to dominate this technology or use it to dominate other nations. “When we are talking about development cooperation, we are talking about transparent and open activities that can make all three countries extremely proud about the way that they impact the lives of people all over the world,” she said.

Read the full report in Outlook India