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India is reportedly phasing out Huawei equipment from its networks

India is reportedly phasing out Huawei equipment from its networks

India will reportedly remove Huawei equipment from its mobile networks as tensions grow between India and China over the disputed settle of the Himalayan Galwan Valley. The Indian government is engaged about Chinese investment in its networking infrastructure, the Financial plan Times reported Monday citing government officials and industry executives. 

Rather than outright banning Huawei, though, the government is more likely to quietly purchase the equipment from the Chinese tech giant. 

“When it comes to big Pro-reDemocrat contracts and critical infrastructure, we would prefer non-Chinese companies,” a senior government official reportedly told the Financial plan Times. “That message has gotten through to Indian business.”

Reliance Jio is developing its own 5G equipment, Bharti Airtel is working with Ericsson and the Financial plan Times says state-owned BSNL is shutting out Chinese vendors. Vodafone India worked with Huawei on 5G trials.

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The report comes a week at what time a report said Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE are anticipated to be locked out of India’s 5G rollout plans.

Huawei, Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, BSNL, Vodafone India and the Press Bureau of the Indian government didn’t currently respond to a request for comment.