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5G networks

India hardens 5G freezeout on China with border tensions

Huawei and ZTE equipment now excluded from network trials

India's exclusion of Chinese telecom suppliers from 5G trials is seen as a reprisal against the yearlong border standoff between the two Asian powers.   © Reuters

NEW DELHI -- The Indian government has shut Chinese vendors out of the nation's 5G network trials in what appears to be another consequence of border tensions between the two Asian powers.

Indian mobile carriers are set to test 5G communications over six months. The telecoms will monitor the performance of equipment supplied by Samsung Electronics, Ericsson and Nokia.

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