India: Home-grown telecom tools alone are secure

May 18, 2013

india-telecomThe National Security Council has underlined the need to indigenise the production of equipment used in telecommunication and other sensitive sectors. Its concern has been aroused by reports that some Chinese firms supplying telecom equipment have links with the Chinese military and this might compromise India’s security.
The world’s largest telecom company, Huawei, which reached the position by outgrowing Ericsson in 2012, was founded by a former Chinese military person. India is not the only country to fear this link. It is believed the technology the Chinese firms supply to other countries has inbuilt provisions to enable the Chinese intelligence and military authorities to obtain whatever data is contained in it. Source

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