FILE PHOTO: The logo of Huawei is pictured at the front of the German headquarters of the Chinese telecoms giant, in Dusseldorf, Germany, on February 18, 2019 at the latest. REUTERS/Wolfgang rattay/File Photo
(Reuters) – The Indian government has allowed the Chinese company, Huawei Technologies Co to take part in the tests for a 5G network, and a spokesperson for the company said on Monday.
India’s nod to the Huawei ascend comes at a time when the global rollout of the 5G technology has been hampered by the US sanctions imposed against the company. In the United States of america has lobbied allies not to use Huawei network equipment within their 5G networks.
The indian television channel CNBC-TV18 reported here is the first of the news, citing a high-ranking official. The trials are to be held in January, according to the official, the channel will be reported.
India’s telecom department was not immediately available for comment outside of regular business hours.
The group will meet with the operators in December. 31 in order to confirm that the timing of the 5G sample, CNBC-TV18 reported to them, saying, all the mobile operators in India had received in principle approvals for the execution of the tests.
Reporting by Brenda Goh in Shanghai; and Chris Thomas, in Bengaluru; Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty