The wait for 5G in India is about to end. In fact, on Tuesday, the central government has announced the approval of 5G trials in India to telecom companies. Among the telecom companies allowed by the central government for 5G trials in India, the names of 5G device makers such as Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung are included. However, the giant Chinese telecom company Huawei has not been approved for 5G trials in India. Also, another Chinese company ZTE has been kept away from trial.
5G trial to be held in India in next 6 months
According to the Reuters news, a statement issued by the Ministry of Communication said that Jio Infocomm, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea of the telecom company Reliance Industries will conduct 5G trials in urban and rural areas of India.
This 5G trial will have to be done in association with the government telecom company MTNL. The trial of 5G in India will take place in the next 6 months. In this, the telecom companies will test their 5G technology and gear in different areas.
Chinese companies were kept away due to security reasons
The news of keeping Chinese companies away from 5G trials in India is not new. Earlier in March, news of keeping Chinese telecom companies away from 5G trials was leaked from official sources. Let us know that India is the second largest smartphone-using country in the world.
If the government had already been warned, 5G technology would not be compromised with any security. Perhaps this is the reason why 5G trials have not been approved by the government for Chinese telecom companies due to security reasons. Also, keeping the Chinese telecom companies away from the 5G trials will give an incentive to the local telecom equipment manufacturers.