InvestorQ : What happens to India’s 5G trials with Huawei of China in the current situation?
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What happens to India’s 5G trials with Huawei of China in the current situation?

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4 months ago


With the border situation worsening with China and India calling for a virtual boycott on Chinese products, the million dollar question is what happens to the proposed 5G trials that India was planning with Huawei of China. India has refused to give the go-ahead for Chinese 5G trials in India due to security concerns.

This could be an interesting challenge for India. Currently, India is betting heavily on next generation IT technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, internet of things etc. However, these are not compatible with 4G and they require 5G networks to be effective. The 5G charge is not being led by the US, Japan or Europe but by China.

Companies like Huawei and ZTE are at the front of 5G technology. The US has already imposed a ban on these companies as they are alleged to have compromised security. With the border tensions escalating on the Indo-China border, there is no way India can take these chances. These plans are off the table for the time being.