Poll: Should India ban Chinese network infrastructure products?
Its been made apparent that the Indian government is considering a ban on telecoms equipment from Chinese suppliers.
The DOT (department of telecoms) have proposed to impose the ban in 20 of the country’s 22 circles. This is apparently very sensitive due to the proximity to the international borders, it is possible that this will be reduced to 14 circles.
The network operators are not surprisingly apposed to the ban and have very strong objections , as this would mean they would have to use more expensive equipment from either Nokia, Ericsson, Motorola or Siemens Networks. There is apparently an alternative which would require all network suppliers to get a security clearance every two years from the Ministry of Home Affairs. Source – intomobile.com