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Huawei facing hurdles everywhere

Submitted by Karthik on 12 October, 2005 - 19:57

Huawei, the Chinese telecom equipment manufacturer which is currently trying to buy out its troubled British competitor Marconi Corporation, was the cause of much debate in the British parliament over its close ties to the Chinese government, and its involvement in military technology.

This follows last week's declaration by the Indian IT minister Dayanidhi Maran, that Indian telecom companies had to only use equipment that was "Made In India" (and other restrictions), thereby obliquely thwarting Huawei's rock-bottom bid on BSNL's USD 5 billion tender for the supply of GSM equipment.

Lightreading, (contrary to its name) has a good write-up on the reasoning behind India's decision to block foreign (read Chinese) telecom gear, while an older article on Rediff outlines some of the more murkier details..