March 12th, 2021 2:35 PM 1 COMMENTS

Huawei, ZTE Might or Might Not be in ‘Trusted’ List, Clarity Needed

June 15, 2021, has been decided as the date from when the telcos won’t be able to procure network gear/equipment from ‘non-trusted’ companies. The authority for making a list has been given to the National Cyber Security Coordinator (NCSC). Since the list hasn’t been finalised yet, the telcos are wondering whether Huawei and ZTE fall in the list of ‘trusted’ companies to provide network equipment. According to an ET Telecom... Read More

March 11th, 2021 5:15 PM 0 COMMENTS

Huawei, ZTE to Miss Out on Further 4G Expansion and 5G Launch in India

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has said that Indian telecom operators can only source their network gear/equipment from trusted companies post-June 15, 2021. Any use of non-trusted products will require the licensee (telco) to obtain permission from the designated authority. This rule comes to light amidst all the ongoing tensions between India and China. The Indian government is worried about China meddling with the network infrastructure and database of the... Read More

November 5th, 2020 3:00 PM 5 COMMENTS

Airtel to Replace ZTE With Nokia for 4G Equipment Supply in Punjab

Bharti Airtel is likely to stop taking 4G equipment from the Chinese vendor ZTE in Punjab. The telco is looking to replace ZTE with the Finnish supplier Nokia. As per a report from ET Telecom, Nokia stands a chance of becoming the main equipment supplier for Bharti Airtel in the Punjab circle. Nokia and Airtel are currently in the stage of finalising things for the contract. Once both the parties... Read More

August 14th, 2020 11:16 AM 15 COMMENTS

5G Trials Will Happen in India, But Without ZTE and Huawei

India and China are not in good terms at the moment. Things between both countries are heated up because of the border tensions. ZTE and Huawei are two Chinese companies which have been helping telcos in providing telecom services in India for a long time now. But both of these companies will be left out of 5G trials which will take place in India. This decision was taken by the... Read More

June 26th, 2020 2:15 PM 0 COMMENTS

DoT Orders Mandatory Telecom Gear Testing From Oct 1; Foreign Vendors Oppose

Swedish and Chinese telecom vendors are likely to oppose the telecom department’s new order on mandatory testing and certification for telecom equipment from October 1, 2020 through TEC-approved local testing laboratories. On June 23, 2020, the DoT has issued a fresh directive that all kinds of telecom equipment and products will have to undergo “in-country screening from October 1, 2020. DoT has notified Transmission Terminal Equipment (including multiplexing equipment), PON... Read More

May 7th, 2020 11:53 AM 12 COMMENTS

BSNL Gives Contracts to ZTE and Nokia for Faster Upgradation of Existing Sites to 4G

BSNL has been desperately trying to upgrade its existing network sites of 2G and 3G to 4G. The state-owned telco has been facing many issues in doing so. The Telecom Equipment and Services Export Promotion Council (TEPC) objected the telcos contracts for not aligning with the government’s ‘Make in India’ campaign. However, BSNL has reportedly approved the contracts for ZTE and Nokia to upgrade its existing network sites to 4G.... Read More

February 11th, 2020 8:00 PM 11 COMMENTS

5G Rollout in India Could Face Potential Delay Due to Coronavirus

While telecom operators in India are not interested in participating 5G spectrum auction, analysts now predict that the government itself will have a tough time in auctioning the 'costly' 5G spectrum. An ET Telecom report says the government will likely face difficulties in selling the 5G spectrum because of Coronavirus. A few months ago, the DoT approved all the vendors to participate in 5G trials in India, including Huawei. With... Read More

February 5th, 2020 9:41 AM 0 COMMENTS

LG and ZTE Withdraw Participation from MWC Due to Coronavirus, GSMA Urges to Adopt No-Handshake Policy

The impact of the Coronavirus outbreak is now visible as two major brands- ZTE and LG are moving away from taking part at the upcoming Mobile World Congress tech show which will kickstart on February 24 in Barcelona. MWC is the world's largest tech show for smartphones and various brands take part. South Korean brand, LG, has been an integral part of MWC every year, but this year, it will... Read More

December 18th, 2018 12:20 PM 16 COMMENTS

Telecom Export Body Requests to Ban Equipment Purchase from Chinese Vendors Like Huawei, ZTE

An Indian telecom export body has requested National Security Advisor Ajit Doval 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. "Ban the procurement of any Chinese telecom equipment in any government telecom network (centre or state), including power, rail, defence and PSUs. We believe that indigenous equipment makers already have the... Read More

April 13th, 2018 7:51 PM 33 COMMENTS

Smartphone Android Manufacturers Skipping Security Patches and Not Informing Users

Some Android phone vendors are skipping security patches without notifying users, and instead hoodwinking their customers into believing their smartphone software is up to date with Google’s monthly security releases, according to a new research. Researchers with Germany’s Security Research Labs (SRL) tested the firmware of 1,200 phones from manufacturers like Google, Samsung, Sony, Nokia, Huawei, Motorola, LG, HTC, ZTE and TCL for every patch released in 2017. The results... Read More

February 3rd, 2017 3:54 PM 0 COMMENTS

ZTE Blade A2 Plus Launched In India With 5000mAh Battery, 4G VoLTE For Rs. 11,999 To Rival Redmi Note 4

ZTE has launched the Blade A2 Plus smartphone in India featuring a massive 5000mAh battery. The phone is priced at Rs. 11,999 and will be exclusively up for sale via Flipkart, starting from February 6. It will be available in Gold and Silver color variants. Regarding specifications, the ZTE Blade A2 Plus comes with a metal unibody design and a 5.5-inch Full HD 2.5d curved glass display bearing a resolution of... Read More

December 14th, 2016 5:49 PM 2 COMMENTS

ZTE Launches Nubia Z11 and Nubia N1 in India: Z11 To Rival OnePlus 3

As reported earlier, Chinese smartphone maker ZTE has finally launched the Nubia Z11 and Nubia N1 smartphones in India. The Nubia Z11 is priced at Rs. 29,999 while the Nubia N1 is priced at Rs. 11,999; both the phones will be exclusively up for sale on Amazon, pre-ordering will start from December 16. The Nubia Z11 comes with a 5.5-inch full HD 1080p 2.5D curved glass bezel-less display featuring 81%... Read More

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