India's decision authorising 5G trials without Chinese companies a sovereign one, says US state department
China last week expressed disappointment over the decision by Indian authorities to not allow Huawei and ZTE to conduct 5G trials
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had been expected to press British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab over Huawei.
Huawei participation in India's 5G trials a step in the right direction; could speed up commercial 5G rollout
In the absence of hard evidence, it would be foolish to rely on the whims and fancies of the Trump government when making policy decisions for India.
India’s nod to Huawei comes at a time when the global rollout of 5G technology has been complicated by US sanctions against the company.
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The US has blacklisted Huawei and is now persuading its allies to block the world's largest provider of networking gear and No.2 smartphone maker, from their new mobile networks.
Huawei has a long-term strategy for India and will keep investing there in people, business and operations.
India expects to roll out commercial 5G services at par with leading markets of the world by 2020.
A day after the government announced its intention to hold spectrum auctions in the current year, industry body COAI said that the recommended base price of 5G radiowaves is nearly 30-40 percent higher than the rates in markets like South Korea and the US
The new Minister also intends to revive BSNL and MTNL on 'national interest' grounds.
Huawei can start 5G trials by the end of this year and that they could run for three to four weeks.
While India might have the second-largest Internet population, only a third of the country is actually online
The impact of technology on social change and empowerment was discussed during the session.
ZTE has tied up with Airtel, Vodafone and Reliance Jio for pre-5G trials; to make telecom products customised for local needs
ZTE has partnered with Indian telecom players such as Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India and Reliance Jio for this project and will design and develop future technologies including 5G.