This comes barely a week after the DoT blocked the entry of Chinese technology giants in the 5G trials. Chinese gear vendors like Huawei and ZTE will not participate in these trials
The industry body has also requested that free movement be allowed to telecom professionals during the lockdown to maintain networks
Besides blocking the Chinese tech company, the DoT has also ensured that no Chinese telecom equipment manufacturer participates in the 5G trial
The revised spectrum policy document will be notified early next month in April. The revised policy will also include spectrum across the sub-1 GHz, 1-6 GHz and millimetre wave bands (above 6 GHz)
Cybersecurity watchdog NCSC clears uncertainty around telecom equipment imports, issues list of ‘trusted sources’ for telcos
The new guidelines issued by NCSC clearly identify telecom equipment vendors and new government requirements for equipment supply continuity across the telecom sector
According to a recent proposal tabled in the Parliament, the 5G roll-out is likely to commence following the next round of spectrum auction.
Bharti Airtel in association with the TERM Cell (NCR), and DoT has organised an awareness drive to sensitise its network of retailers and distributors on compliance guidelines for new SIM activations.