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India gets warnings on chinese telecom firms Huawei and ZTE

 

Indian Research body C-DoT has dialled and informed the  telecom department to bar Chinese network vendors Huawei and ZTE from bidding and putting in tenders  in the communication ministry’s Rs 20,000-crore broadband venture involving the roll out of a national optic fibre network (NOFN) that will take high-speed internet  in India to new levels.

Huawei, ZTE Security warning in India for  optic fibre bidding


A top research wing of the government has raised concern over two Chinese companies, primarily engaged in telecommunications equipment and services in the country
 Ref: http://www.timesnow.tv/

The research body, in an internal note or memo  to the Indian  telecom secretary R Chandrasekhar, says India must keep Chinese telecom networks –  Huawei and ZTE out of sensitive government projects in the aftermath of a recent US congressional report that warned both Chinese gear-makers pose a security threat to telecom networks worldwide.

The Indian  agency C-DoT has urged DoT to allow 100% domestic sourcing of GPON gear for the NOFN venture by tweaking preferential market access (PMA) norms, in light of “a 22% cost disadvantage for electronics manufactured in India compared to imports”.

 What is National Optical Fibre Network ( NOFN)

  •  Project to be implemented by NOFN‐SPV namely Bharat
  • Broadband Network Ltd (BBNL).
  •  Govt. of India to fund the project through the Universal Service
  • Obligation Fund (USOF). Rs. 20,000 Cr.($4B)
  • Suitable Tri‐partite MoU to be signed by GOI, State Govt & BBNL

 
 
 

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