Chinese telcos may set up manufacturing facility in India

Monday, 28 June 2010, 02:09 Hrs
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New Delhi: Chinese telecom companies are understood to have proposed to set up a manufacturing facility here, in partnership with local firms, as one of the steps to address security concerns expressed by the government.

The idea was mooted by the Chinese Ambassador during his meeting with Telecom Secretary P J Thomas recently, sources in the know of the development said.

Meanwhile, the government has also asked operators to acquire security clearance before buying any key telecom gear from foreign firms.

The Department of Telecom (DoT) has circulated draft guidelines that telecom companies need to meet with regard to security issues, and has asked the industry to give their views on the same.

"On security clearance, the DoT has circulated a draft among the stakeholders. We have received comments from some players while, from others, these are still awaited.
Source: PTI
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