Huawei and ZTE left out of India's 5G trials

By BBC news7 days ago

India's telecom ministry has left out Chinese equipment makers Huawei and ZTE from its 5G trials, becoming the latest country to lock the firms out.

The ministry granted permission to a dozen firms - including Ericsson, Nokia and Samsung's network unit - to conduct a sixth-month trial of 5G technology.

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Although Huawei and ZTE were not named, they were not banned from supplying 5G equipment to carriers.

India is the world's second-biggest market by number of phone users.

Major carriers Reliance Industries' Jio Infocomm, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea will conduct the trials along with state-run MTNL.

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