US, India, Japan, Australia plan to promote “trusted” 5G vendors

The United States, Australia, India, and Japan may join forces to promote the use of “trusted vendors” for 5G technology as part of their strategic cooperation under the framework of the Quadrilateral coalition. This comes just after India’s private telecom operators excluded Chinese vendors Huawei and ZTE from their 5G trial plans. Local media reports said that India is already in discussions with Japan for the development of 5G technology. The US government has been making efforts to pressure allies and friendly countries to bar the Chinese telecom gear maker Huawei. Pai had also urged global telecom carriers to follow India’s Reliance Jio’s strategy to use only “trusted vendors” in their 5G deployments, besides exploring developing home-grown 5G solutions.

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