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India Bars ZTE, Huawei, Others from Sensitive Government Projects

hypnosec (2231454) writes | about 2 years ago

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hypnosec (2231454) writes "The Indian Government has decided it won’t be using telecom equipments from international vendors and has barred all such foreign companies from participating in the US$3.8 billion National Optical Fiber Network (NOFN) project — a project aimed at bringing high-speed internet connectivity to the rural areas of India. The DoT has decided that it will be going ahead with a 100 per cent domestic sourcing and has released a list of certified GPON suppliers. This decision comes after the research wing of the ministry C-DoT advised the telecom department to bar Chinese companies like ZTE and Huawei keeping in line with a similar decision by the US. In an internal memo, the research body advised the department that both these Chinese companies are a security threat to the telecom world"
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