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Aug 23 2010   11:00AM GMT

India’s ban lifted on China’s Huawei, ZTE

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

India lifted a ban on buying telecom gear from the giant China vendors Huawei and ZTE, marking an end to one of the few formal barriers to the two price leaders remaining among major countries.

We found in our spring survey that providers generally expected the more informal barriers to Huawei and ZTE (such as the one in the U.S.) would gradually fall over the next several years, as well.

Political factions in various countries have cited security concerns as the reason for restrictions, and indeed India noted that there would be increased security oversight. Fears that China might use “back door” features to monitor traffic or interfere with networks are widespread, but telcos tell us that they believe they are groundless.

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