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India to issue a list of ‘trusted’ telecom vendors to procure equipment

India to issue a list of ‘trusted’ telecom vendors to procure equipment

The Union Cabinet has approved the formation of a ‘National Security Direction on Telecommunications Sector’. The government will be creating a list of ‘trusted’ vendors from whom telecommunications companies like Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone-Idea can procure telecom equipment. There may even be a second list of designated sources from whom no procurement can be done.

“Under the provisions of this directive, in order to maintain the integrity of supply-chain security, the government will declare a list of ‘trusted’ sources and products for the benefit of telecom service providers (TSPs),” said Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad during the press conference. According to Prasad, the National Cyber Security Coordinator (NCSC), will decide who goes on the list and who stays off of it. But he will make his decision based on the approval of a committee headed by one of India’s Deputy National Security Advisors (DNSA).

The ‘National Security Committee on Telecom’ will consist of members from the relevant government departments, two members from the industry and one independent participant.Among the telecom vendors that will gain the coveted ‘trusted’ tag, those which meet the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) criteria of the Preferential Market Access Scheme will be denoted as ‘India trusted’ sources. The committee will take measures to increase the usage of these products in India.

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