Telcos seek financial support, spectrum, duty-free equipment

NEW DELHI: Mobile phone companies have demanded comprehensive support from the government, including financial aid, spectrum in certain bands and duty-free import of telecom equipment, in order to start field trials of fifth-generation (5G) technology. In a recent letter to the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), seen by ET, the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) […]

UK concludes it can mitigate risk from Huawei equipment use in 5G: Report

The British government has decided it can mitigate the risks arising from the use of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd in 5G networks, the Financial Times reported on Sunday, citing two sources familiar with the conclusion of Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). The conclusion reached by Britain would “carry great weight” with European leaders, the […]

RSS arm sees an enemy in China, wants hot-seller Tik Tok out of Indian phones

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s (RSS) economic wing —Swadeshi Jagran Manch —called China an enemy state and requested a ban on its social media apps and telecom companies after the neighbouring country again declined to help declare the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief a global terrorist. Swadeshi Jagran Manch’s (SJM) plea came four days after 44 CRPF personnel […]

New Zealand will conduct own assessment of Huawei equipment risk – PM

New Zealand will independently assess the risk of using China’s Huawei Technologies in 5G networks, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday after a report suggested that British precautions could be used by other nations. Huawei, the world’s biggest producer of telecoms equipment, faces intense scrutiny in the West over its relationship with the Chinese […]