A Huawei spokesman confirmed monday that the Indian government has decided to allow the company to participate in the country’s 5G network tests. India’s decision comes at a time when Huawei’s 5G technology has entered a global bottleneck after the US lobbied allies not to use Huawei’s network devices in its 5G network. Local Indian television station CNBC-TV18 quoted a senior official as saying the news was first reported. The 5G experiment is said to be held in January.
Jay Chen, Huawei’s chief executive in India, said: “We are grateful to the Indian government for its continued trust in Huawei. We firmly believe that only technological innovation and high-quality networks are the key to revitalizing India’s telecommunications industry. We have full confidence in the Indian government’s push for 5G in the country. We believe that the Indian government and industry will adopt the best technology for India’s own long-term interests and cross-industry development. Huawei is committed to India. ”
Ravi Shankar Prasad, India’s communications minister, said the government would provide 5G spectrum to all market participants. The telecommunications sector will provide pilot spectrum to all service providers, which can choose their partner providers.
India’s telecommunications sector will meet with operators on December 31 to confirm the timing of the 5G test launch, CNBC-TV18 reported, adding that all wireless carriers in India have been approved in principle to participate in the test.