Huawei and the 5G revolution

Huawei and the 5G revolution: India gears up for widespread use amid security concerns

Huawei Technologies, together with Bharti Airtel conducted what was described as the country's first 5G trial in February last year.
Huawei Technologies, together with Bharti Airtel conducted what was described as the country's first 5G trial in February last year.PHOTO: REUTERS

India might have missed the Industrial Revolution, but it has been a furious adopter of the digital one.

The Indian government set for itself a "5G Vision" as early as in December 2017. It calls for India to embrace the technology's "potential for ushering in a major societal transformation".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 05, 2019, with the headline 'India gears up for widespread use amid security concerns'. Print Edition | Subscribe