The Indian government gave the country’s operators the green light to allow them to carry out a 6-month 5G trial, but Chinese manufacturers seem to be excluded.
In a press briefing, the Ministry of Telecommunications (DoT) of India announced that it has approved Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio, Vodafone Idea, and MTNL to conduct trials of the technology and run 5G. application.
It added that these operators will cooperate with Ericsson, Samsung, Nokia, and the state-owned technology company C-DoT, and Jio Platforms will also be allowed to use self-developed technologies. It is worth noting that Huawei and ZTE have not been mentioned.
The absence of these two companies is the latest sign that India will continue to prevent them from deploying 5G. According to reports, the government of this country began to implement new network equipment procurement rules in March.
Under the new regulations, operators must purchase certain mobile devices from sources approved by the government, and restrictions will be implemented from June 15. Since June 2020, India has begun to adopt a tough attitude towards Huawei and ZTE.