Panel clears norms for 5G trials; decision on Huawei soon

Press Trust of India New Delhi | Updated on June 13, 2019

The Digital Communications Commission (DCC), the apex decision-making body of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), on Thursday, cleared the norms for 5G trials in India, even as the government mulls a “calibrated” view on the participation of Chinese giant Huawei.

A decision on the contentious issue of the use of Huawei equipment in telecom infrastructure, particularly for futuristic 5G networks, is expected to be taken soon, said a senior government official who did not wish to be named.

When contacted, Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan said the government will take a calibrated decision.

Hard bargain

“We will ensure all security certifications, and there will be no compromise on security and, equally, we will drive a hard bargain to ensure that there is space for Indian intellectual property rights in the new 5G rollouts,” she said.

Last month, the US government had placed Huawei and its affiliates on a blacklist, a move that barred it from purchasing components from American firms without its approval.

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Published on June 13, 2019

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