August 17th, 2021 7:00 PM 6 COMMENTS

BSNL 4G Possible In Four Months In Two Zones, Needs Govt Approval

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is working hard to ensure that its 4G networks are live as soon as possible. But the telco’s plans for 4G haven’t come without obstructions or challenges. The state-run operator believes that it can roll out live 4G networks in two zones of India, including the South and the West zone, in three to four months. As per a Financial Express report, all that the... Read More

July 17th, 2021 2:51 PM 0 COMMENTS

Ericsson Benefitted from Ousting of Huawei, ZTE in India

The Chinese telecom vendors, including Huawei and ZTE, who have played a crucial role in helping with the development and roll-out of legacy networks in the country, have slowly been ignored for the 5G plans. The telcos aren’t even looking at awarding new 4G projects to the Chinese vendors because of security concerns arising from their alleged ties with the Chinese government. While this is a bad thing for the... Read More

July 16th, 2021 5:30 PM 0 COMMENTS

Ericsson Chinese Business Sees Decline Contrary to Analyst Predictions

Ericsson is one of the biggest players when it comes to telecom equipment manufacturing. The company like its many other rivals has a presence all over the world, including in India, China, and the USA. In India and the USA, the growing concern over security has led to a ban on Chinese vendors. While it is not as stringent in India, the heat is more strongly felt in the USA.... Read More

July 15th, 2021 12:47 PM 7 COMMENTS

Chinese Telecom Gear Manufacturers Now Allowed to List on Govt Procurement Website

In a new relief to the Chinese telecom gear manufacturers, the companies Huawei and ZTE have finally got login access to the telecom products portal. For the unaware, the telecom products portal is a government website wherein the telecom companies in India can seek products from various vendors. The telcos first have to show interest in a product and seek details for it, bid, and then make their purchase. It... Read More

June 22nd, 2021 6:05 PM 0 COMMENTS

Huawei and ZTE Appoint Nodal Officers Seeking Access to Trusted Portal

As we earlier reported that Chinese telecom gear makers Huawei and ZTE were barred from the government portal that would have a list of all the trusted telecom operators; the gear makers have now appointed respective nodal officers to connect with the telcos and National Cyber Security Coordinator (NCSC) to provide information regarding telecom equipment that telcos may agree to purchase from. The information was rolled out by industry executives,... Read More

June 21st, 2021 5:35 PM 6 COMMENTS

Chinese Gear Makers Huawei and ZTE Barred Access from Government Portal

As border tensions continue to rise between India and its neighbouring nation China, trade relations between the countries are also impacted subsequently. A few months ago, the Indian government had announced a ban on numerous apps with links to China and a nationwide ban on Chinese products was observed. Chinese Electronics manufacturers still face a lot of backlash in this regard. The Indian government had recently officially launched a portal... Read More

June 11th, 2021 9:01 PM 0 COMMENTS

ZTE-China Unicom Successfully Complete Trial of Intelligent Radio Network Orchestration

ZTE has been at the forefront of technological advancements in recent times, after having showcased the first commercially available smartphone to house an in-display camera. Whilst the product did not sell in great volumes, it was an indication of what was to come in the future and how far the tech segment has to go. Today, ZTE Corporation, which is known for being a major provider of telecommunications, enterprise and... Read More

May 10th, 2021 1:10 PM 12 COMMENTS

Huawei and ZTE’s Sad Future in the Indian Telecom Industry

Huawei and ZTE don’t seem to have a very bright future in the Indian telecom industry. It is not just the border tensions between India and China, but also the Chinese companies’ dropping reputation across the world. Thus, it is not just Huawei and ZTE but also other Chinese companies that will be affected. The Indian government has made it clear that it doesn’t want Chinese technologies on the future... Read More

April 5th, 2021 1:30 PM 3 COMMENTS

Huawei and ZTE Stand to Lose Business Globally in the Near Future

Huawei and ZTE are amongst the major telecom gear manufacturers and suppliers globally. Both the companies have played a pivotal role in helping operators across the world launch mobile networks. Be it 2G, 3G, 4G, or 5G, both Huawei and ZTE have been involved in the telecom market for a long time. However, the recent developments and negative branding of the companies might leave them financially paralysed in the coming... Read More

March 31st, 2021 6:30 PM 20 COMMENTS

BSNL Fresh 4G Tender Approved by ETG: Report

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited’s (BSNL) has been approved by the Empowered Technology Group (ETG) to issue a fresh tender inviting global vendors to upgrade 57,000 of its sites to make them 4G compatible. Finnish vendor Nokia along with Ericsson and Samsung, are expected to participate in the tender process of the telco. According to an ET Telecom report, ETG has given its nod to BSNL for going ahead with its... Read More

March 29th, 2021 9:56 PM 1 COMMENTS

NCSC Finalizes the Criteria for Identifying Trusted Vendors: Details

The criteria for determining the list of trusted vendors for supplying equipment to India for future network rollouts has been provided by the National Cyber Security Coordinator (NCSC). According to an ET Telecom report, the information regarding the criteria has been communicated to the telcos and other concerned stakeholders via a meeting attended by all the concerned authorities including the telcos and foreign gear vendors. China's Huawei and ZTE were... Read More

March 22nd, 2021 12:39 PM 1 COMMENTS

5G in India Might Have Chinese Presence After All: Report

The government is currently in process of creating a list of ‘trusted’ vendors for supplying core network equipment to the telcos. Chinese companies are seen as a cybersecurity threat by the government. Thus, the government is indirectly asking the telcos to refrain from awarding new contracts to Chinese vendors. June 15, 2021, is slated to be the date from when the telcos would be barred from sourcing any network gear... Read More

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