Within two days of the Indian Cabinet approving the new telecom policy, the ‘National Digital Communications Policy 2018’, the Government of India, on 27th September shared the 5G trials partnership letter with Huawei. In addition, Huawei also received the approval for its 5G demo spectrum from DoT.
In recent years, “Digital India” and national 5G planning have accelerated. The Indian government is open, has collaborative approach and welcomes Huawei to join the ICT development of the country.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Jay Chen, CEO of Huawei India shared, “We appreciate the Indian Government’s decision to partner Huawei for the 5G trials and appreciate all the support and co-operation offered by the Government towards Huawei’s business operations in India. Huawei’s leading technology and world-class solutions customized for Indian specific needs are recognized by the Indian government and industry. Huawei is committed to ‘Digital India’ and will actively cooperate with the 5G planning and preparation of Indian government and industry. Through the proposed trials, Huawei plans to contribute for development of timely and high-quality 5G technology and use cases that will enable social and economic development in India for consumers and industry.”
Huawei is one of the earliest Chinese companies to invest in the country. With close to 20 years of operations in India, Huawei has established extensive cooperation with Indian government and industry. Huawei has a widespread and deeply localized presence with the largest overseas R&D center in Bengaluru, the largest global network support service center, nationwide facilities for marketing, manufacturing, logistics, engineering services and skilling and training centers in India.