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