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‘Buy from trusted sources only’ DoT tells Telecom Operators, ahead 5G Deployment

A huge storm for Chinese telecom equipment manufacturers prior to 5G deployment, the center ordered telecom companies on Monday to procure equipment only from “trusted sources” to extend or upgrade existing networks.

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) issued a corresponding notice on Monday to strengthen the rules for telecommunications licenses.

The main objective of this move is to prevent Chinese companies such as Huawei and ZTE from providing telecommunications equipment for future 5G services to Indian carriers.

“From June 15, 2021, License may only include trusted products in its network and has competent authority to upgrade or extend its existing network with telecommunications equipment that is not designated as a trusted product, “stated the DoT notice

The government has clarified that these instructions will not affect the ongoing annual maintenance contract or software renewal of existing equipment.

In 2021, DoT made changes to its telecom licensing standards, adding “defense” and “national security” as parameters for purchasing reliable telecommunications products. The competent authority can then ask the telecommunications company not to use products that are considered unsafe. In the latest notice, DoT has added the word “expansion” to the license terms. Chinese tech giants have not yet done the paperwork to get approval for a “trustworthy source” as per which they are not safe for use.

“We have found that these Chinese telecom gears are not safe at all. It is dangerous to use these devices,” said an official with the telecom ministry.

Before, operators blocked the uses of Huawei devices in several countries, including the United States, United Kingdom and Sweden, for security concerns. Also, Canada have accused Huawei of spying for the Chinese government.

The government’s action plan at the forefront of telecommunications seems to be highly valued and awaited by central security and intelligence agencies.

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Nokia Announce Its Expansion In Market Installing First Cellular Network On Moon

For so long, we humans have fantasised about colonizing the Moon, dreamed about what life might look like, sketched plans to build launching pads, habitats, and what not.

It has been 50 years since first lunar landing, and still, it remains a dream. Sad times, we live in! However, various activities are conducted by multiple space agencies worldwide to explore and develop technologies to help us forge ahead as a space-faring species.

In this regard, in collaboration with NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), Nokia announced its expansion into a new market – ‘Moon’ after acquiring a deal to install the first LTE/4G cellular network on the Moon.

The contract awarded to Nokia Bell Labs comes as a part of NASA’s Artemis program, the US government-funded crewed spaceflight program that has the goal of landing “the first woman and the next man” on the Moon by 2024.

According to NASA, through the “Tipping Point” solicitation, the agency seeks industry-developed space technologies that foster development of commercial space capabilities and benefit future NASA missions.

Nokia Bell Labs, the industrial research arm of Nokia, will build the first low-power, space-hardened, end-to-end LTE solution on the lunar surface in late 2022.

Nokia is partnering with Intuitive Machines for this mission to deliver the equipment to the Moon on their lunar lander.

The company says that the network will self-configure upon deployment and establish the Moon’s first LTE communications system.

This network will provide critical communication capabilities for many different data transmission applications — vital command and control functions, real-time navigation, and high definition video streaming.

According to the Finnish company, its LTE network – 5G is ideally suited for providing wireless connectivity for any activity that would enable astronauts need to carry out, enabling voice and video communications capabilities, and biometric data exchange as well as deployment and control of robotic and sensor payloads.

Nokia plans to supply commercial LTE products, provide technology to expand LTE’s commercialization, and pursue space applications of LTE’s successor technology, 5G.

Written By- Mousami Jena
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