Monday, January 7, 2019

India's political compulsion, to put the pace in telecom, denying Huawei threats.

The government of India confirmed that it is not currently studying any proposal to ban telecom gear and equipment made by Chinese vendor Huawei, Indian press reported.

"At present, there is no proposal before the government considering banning telecom gear and equipment made by Huawei," telecom minister Manoj Sinha said.

Last month, India's telecom export body TEPC requested that national security advisor Ajit Doval move to ban the purchase of equipment from Chinese companies like Huawei, ZTE and Fiberhome for government networks, claiming that they can pose a serious national security threat. TEPC has been set up by the government to promote telecom exports from India. 

In November 2018, the Indian government established the Security Assurance Standards Facility (SASF) in Bengaluru to develop telecom security assurance requirements for telecom equipment, irrespective of the source, to ensure security in digital communication at the national level. 


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