India allows Huawei to give demo for 5G tech at India Mobile Congress


New Delhi,The Indian government has allowed Chinese company Huawei to participate in the 5G use case demos during the India Mobile Congress (IMC) that begins in the capital next week (October 14 and October 16).

The government, however, has not yet confirmed the participation of Huawei in the upcoming wider and broad-based 5G trials which will give an opportunity to companies to showcase their technological prowess more effectively.

Huawei will be presenting the use cases in partnership with Airtel and Vodafone-Idea. “The company has received permission, and we are hopeful to see demos that show us benefits of migrating to a 5G regime,” sources told .

As the government has not yet given any green signal to the participation of Huawei in 5G trails, the company’s participation in 5G demos is being seen with suspicion.

“It will be incorrect to link this permission to trials. That is a different matter and is being considered separately. No decision has been made on the trials so far,” sources told.

“We are thankful to the Indian government for its continued trust and support towards Huawei. We believe it is the expectation of the industry that all vendors and participants should come to this premier show with their latest solutions showcase.

This is also the format on which IMC has been designed. We will continue to collectively showcase our leading solutions along with all other participants to make IMC a success,” Jay Chen, CEO of Huawei India told