Huawei is Allowed to Conduct 5G Trials in India: Telecom Secretary

Amid reports of Chinese technology major Huawei being banned in several countries, including the US, on security concerns, Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan on Tuesday said the Indian government has allowed the company only to carry out trials for 5G connectivity as of now. Speaking to reporters of IANS on the sidelines of a workshop on the Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) technology, Sundarajan clarified that the government would put the necessary safeguards in place before allowing companies to deploy 5G connectivity and access the core networks.

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“We have asked…or rather Huawei has applied to us for participating in the trials, that is different from deployment,” she said.

The secretary said that the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) would like to utilise the opportunity to understand Huawei’s architecture and to what extent it would comply with the networks in India.

“We will be putting in place necessary safeguards. We will be putting in place all necessary safeguards before allowing any access to the core networks”. Along with the US, Canada and the UK, some other European countries have raised concerns over snooping by the Chinese major.

Local equipment manufacturers have also urged the government to stop the procurement of Huawei products for public sector projects. Last week, Union Communications Minister Manoj Sinha told Rajya Sabha there is no proposal yet to ban the company in the country.

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Arun
January 9, 2019 10:44 am 10:44 AM

This Government has no spine. They keep changing narrative.

Chinmay
January 9, 2019 11:22 am 11:22 AM

Learn to read. They are not given any access to core networks, they are only allowed to do some trials.

SACHIN
January 9, 2019 10:11 am 10:11 AM

huawei owner is xi xiniping good friend and one of the engineer of china party

Shinoj
January 8, 2019 8:36 pm 8:36 PM

huwaei and zte cheap quality and spy agents

Kaushik IMA
January 9, 2019 12:18 pm 12:18 PM

Good. Now search this in google : telnetd backdoor Ericsson. You may find some old news from 10-15 years ago that states Ericsson systems had backdoors.

Conclusion: Everyone spies – it’s good business, especially for governments.

If China is to be the poster boy of surveillance, why not we ban the others too?

Off oh! No technology left once we have banned everyone!

Abi
January 9, 2019 3:17 pm 3:17 PM

+1000

Kaushik IMA
January 9, 2019 12:17 pm 12:17 PM

Good. Now search this in google : telnetd backdoor Ericsson. You may find some old news from 10-15 years ago that states Ericsson systems had backdoors.

Conclusion: Everyone spies – it’s good business, especially for governments.

If China is to be the poster boy of surveillance, why not we ban the others too?

Off oh! No technology left once we have banned everyone!

PacMan
January 9, 2019 3:23 am 3:23 AM

Can you provide proof to back your claim?

SACHIN
January 9, 2019 1:13 pm 1:13 PM

yes…i have doubt on there kirin processors which are out of the world…also one static show that there devices espcly huawei sending data to chinese server betb 2.00 to 4.00am do google u will get full news

touchwood
January 8, 2019 10:35 pm 10:35 PM

cheap quality? NO.
controversial? heck YES.

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