Rajesh Pant

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India may take license from Huawei to locally build telecom gear: Cybersecurity chief

NEW DELHI: India should consider localised manufacturing of telecom gear by providing a license fee to the Chinese Huawei Technologies for the fifth-generation or 5G technology patents, the country’s top Cybersecurity official said.

“We should give a license fee to them (Huawei), and ensure that hardware and software would remain ours, and that’s the best option,” the National Cyber Coordination Centre (NCCC) chief Lt. Gen Rajesh Pant told ETT, and added that a multi-vendor approach is also one of the alternatives to thwart backdoor apprehensions.

Source: Economic Times