Tuesday, August 16, 2005

India blocks China's Huawei, citing security concerns

K.C. Krishnadas writes in EE Times:

Huawei Technologies’ expansion plans have caught the attention of Indian security agencies, and the Indian government has put on hold the Chinese telecoms company’s plans in India.

This is the second time in the last five years that the Chinese firm has come under scrutiny by the Indian security agencies, which consider that India’s strategic telecommunications network may be exposed to the Chinese, through Huawei’s presence here. In 2001, U.S. intelligence sources were said to have tipped off the Indian government about Huawei’s activities in this country.

According to a report in The Times of India from New Delhi Tuesday (August 16), the Indian government has put on hold Huawei’s plans to bring in $60 million in fresh equity into its Indian subsidiary firm, Huawei Technologies India Pvt. Ltd.


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