In a surprise to no one, it is reported that India plans to implement their 5G network without use of any equipment or technology from China-based Huawei Technologies Corporation and ZTE Corporation.
There are two reasons for India’s decision:
- Last month, foreign investment rules were changed that allowed national security concerns with foreign countries that shared a border to India. The new rules allows India to restrict bidding by nations that may pose a national security concern to India.
- Border clashes between India and China resulting in 20 fatalities for India and an undisclosed number of Chinese troops.
India’s prohibition on Huawei and ZTE equipment is similar to action taken in the US, recently in the UK and Australia – in which these countries have raised concerns about the alleged Huawei and ZTE links to the Chinese communist government .