November 24, 2020
Home  »  Website  »  National  »  After Govt Says No To Chinese Equipment, BSNL Cancels 4G Tender; Emphasis On ‘Make In India’

After Govt Says No To Chinese Equipment, BSNL Cancels 4G Tender; Emphasis On ‘Make In India’

Official sources said that the government had told BSNL not to use Chinese equipment in 4G upgrade, and that implementation of the direction meant that the company had to issue a new tender.

Google + Linkedin Whatsapp
Follow Outlook India On News
After Govt Says No To Chinese Equipment, BSNL Cancels 4G Tender; Emphasis On ‘Make In India’
Representational image
After Govt Says No To Chinese Equipment, BSNL Cancels 4G Tender; Emphasis On ‘Make In India’
outlookindia.com
2020-07-01T16:19:59+05:30

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd's (BSNL) tender for 4G upgrade has been cancelled after the Department of Telecom (DoT) asked the state-run firm not to use Chinese telecom gear, according to a source. 

The source privy to the development said that a new tender will be floated which will have emphasis on preference to Make in India, PTI news agency reported.

BSNL Chairman could not be reached for comments despite repeated attempts.

The source said that the government had told BSNL not to use Chinese equipment in 4G upgrade, and that implementation of the direction meant that the company had to issue a new tender.

Keeping in view the developing Indian capacity and in-house technology, a new tender will be floated, the source said adding this will have emphasis on preference to Make in India.


For in-depth, objective and more importantly balanced journalism, Click here to subscribe to Outlook Magazine
Next Story >>
Google + Linkedin Whatsapp

More from Blog

The Latest Issue

Outlook Videos