The central government had banned 59 Chinese apps a few months ago due to national security. The government argued that Chinese apps share Indian data with the Chinese government. Since the ban of the Chinese app, the use of Chinese equipment in India has been worrying.
In such a situation, now the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has
also asked the telecom companies to be cautious in this matter.
TRAI expresses concern over use of Chinese equipment, due to
this strategic emphasis on increasing domestic production
TRAI has emphasized on increasing domestic production for ‘strategic’ reasons.
Also, the advice is to reduce the use of Chinese equipment.
TRAI Chairman RS Sharma said that India has become a major hub for mobile handset production. But this also needs to be done in the case of telecom equipment.
It is a sensitive and central part of a strategically important telecommunications network.
Sharma said that the regulator has already given detailed recommendations on the production of telecom equipment at the local level
No decision yet on Huawei and ZTE ban
The statement of the TRAI chief is very important, because due to security reasons at the global level, voice is being raised about not using Chinese devices in the telecom network.
India is now assessing whether giant Chinese companies like Huawei and ZTE can be excluded from the upcoming 5G test.
However, a final decision has not been made on this yet.
Sharma said that it would be in the strategic interest of the country that we speed up the production process of telecom equipment domestically.
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