The government has decided to allow all network equipment makers, including Huawei, to participate in 5G trials. This is the first time that India, caught in a diplomatic and economic tussle between the US and China, has taken an official stance on the matter. It boosts the Chinese company's hopes of playing a part in the deployment of the next-generation technology in India despite US objections.
"5G trials will be done with all vendors and operators," telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told reporters on Monday. "We have taken an in-principle decision to give 5G spectrum for trials." On being asked specifically about Huawei, Prasad said that at this stage, all vendors are invited.
Source: Economic Times