On Monday, Indian Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad revealed in a press conference that they allow all vendors and operators to participate in the 5G trial in India. However, when the reporters asked him specifically about Huawei, he said, “We have invited all the vendors to participate in the 5G trial to be held in India, but this does not mean that all vendors will participate in the 5G deployment in future.”
For the time being, we have started the 5G trial so that its flaws can be corrected before the final deployment.
Huawei openly welcomed the decision taken by the Indian government. Huawei India CEO Jay Chen thanked the Government of India for trusting Huawei. He said that we will leave no stone unturned in providing a high-quality network to India.
Let us tell you that the US had urged all its allies and friend countries not to allow Huawei to participate in the 5G deployment in their own countries. Countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Taiwan accepted this request of the US, while countries such as Russia, France, Netherland and South Korea rejected this request. Now, by allowing all vendors in 5G trials, it seems that India has also rejected the appeal of America. At the moment, nothing can be said as it may be that in the final deployment, India does not give Huawei a chance to participate in the 5G rollout.
Apart from these countries, Canada, the UK, Germany, Italy and Indonesia has not yet started a 5G trial or rollout.
Some analysts believe that Huawei’s participation in the 5G rollout in India will also have an impact on the US presidential election in November next year.
Major vendors and operators participate in the 5G Trials in India
Major vendors of 5G in India are Samsung from South Korea, Ericsson and Nokia from Europe, Huawei and ZTE from China. Talking about the operators, the leading operators participating in the 5G trial in India are Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, and Vodafone Idea.
Now, Talking about the partnership between vendors and operators, Reliance Jio has decided to partner with Samsung, Airtel with Nokia, Huawei, and Ericsson, while Vodafone Idea with Ericsson and Huawei.
Huawei is leading about 1 in all 5G technology from other vendors.
Talking about the introduction of 5G trial in India, it was supposed to start in the early months of this year, but its rollout was delayed due to set its price and trial period. Although in June this year, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had said that the trial would start within 100 days, but he failed his promise. Just a few days ago, Telecom Secretary Anshu Prakash told the Economic Times that the 5G trial in India will start from January 2020 next year.
Let see what happens. For now, India has allowed all vendors and operators to participate in the 5G trial in India.