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The Trump Administration Convinces India to Hold China's Huawei Out Of 5G Networks in India

The Trump Administration Convinces India to Hold China's Huawei Out Of 5G Networks in India
The Siliconreview
03 March, 2020

Chairman of Reliance Industries Mukesh Ambani recently told US President Donald Trump during his maiden trip to India, Reliance Jio would not have a single part of the Chinese network in its forthcoming 5G network. Reliance Jio was the first network in the world that did not use single Chinese equipment.

Jio has South Korean firm Samsung as investor in 4G and 5G networking. US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the US was worried here last October that if its partners choose 5G mobile equipment from Huawei, they might be exposed to security risks. The Trump administration has pressured India to keep China's Huawei out of India's 5 G networks. But the Indian government had allowed Huawei and ZTE to engage in 5G trials. But it'll be another decision to allow Huawei to engage in 5G commercial deployments. The US claims that the Chinese Huawei and ZTE network firms are security threats, and are involved in snooping on behalf of the Chinese government.

The U.S. and its partners including Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and Taiwan have prohibited all businesses from participating in 5G networks, while the UK has allowed non-core devices to be sold. Indian telcos including Airtel and Vodafone Concept have worked in their current networks with Huawei while ZTE operates with state-run BSNL.