NEW DELHI : India will allow mobile carriers to carry out 5G trials with equipment makers including Ericsson, Nokia and Samsung's network unit, the government said on Tuesday, but did not name China's Huawei among the participants. The statement did not mention Huawei and smaller Chinese rival ZTE among the participating network equipment suppliers. Huawei declined to comment, while ZTE and the Indian ministry did not immediately respond to requests for comment about the list of companies involved. While India has not named the Chinese players as taking part in the six-month trials, which aim to test 5G gear and technology in different environments, it has not banned them from supplying 5G equipment to carriers. Huawei and ZTE are likely to be on this embargoed list, Reuters reported in March.
Source: Mint May 04, 2021 13:50 UTC