We already know India is getting ready to commence its 5G trials and few manufacturers like Samsung, Ericsson Nokia and more are in contention already. As of now, there isn’t any information on the inclusion of Huawei in the trails after it had issues with the US over trade and national security concerns. According to the latest news, China has warned India not to block Huawei Technologies from 5G trails.
China said that India will be facing consequences if they are stopped from doing business in the country. According to reports, India’s ambassador in Beijing, Vikram Misri was called to the Chinese foreign ministry on 10th of July to hear concerns of China about the US campaign to keep Huawei out of 5G mobile infrastructure worldwide. In the meeting, the officials from China said that there could be “reverse sanctions” on Indian firms engaged in business in China.
This will happen if India blocks Huawei from 5G trails because of pressure from the US. Furthermore, China’s foreign ministry said Beijing hoped India will make an independent decision on 5G bidders. Hua Chunying who is a spokeswoman from China said in a statement that “Huawei has carried out operations in India from a long time and has made a contribution to the development of Indian society.
Furthermore, she also said that on the issue of Chinese enterprises participating in the construction of India’s 5G they hope the Indian side makes an independent and objective decision to provide a fair and non-discriminatory commercial environment for Chinese enterprises investment and operations to realize the mutual benefit. Although the Indian foreign ministry has not commented on this yet.
The interior ministry that is responsible for the security infrastructure said that “We cannot reject them just because they are Chinese” and the committee has not found evidence to suggest Huawei has used back-door programs or malware t collect data in its current operations in India. What are your views on this? Should India allow Huawei to conduct 5G trails? Comment in the section below and stay tuned to PhoneRadar for more.