DoT may mandate local purchase of high-quality telecom equipment

Focus on high-quality products, indigenous manufacturers told

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Surajeet Das Gupta New Delhi
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) might make it mandatory for private telecom service firms to buy some of their telecom equipment from indigenous manufacturers if they do not do so voluntarily, a senior DoT official has told Business Standard.  

“We are pushing the telcos to buy indigenous telecom equipment. That is why we are also pushing indigenous manufacturers to make products of high quality. They are already working on this and have made substantial improvements. If, despite this, the telcos still do not buy, we can always make it mandatory that a certain percentage of equipment has to be bought

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First Published: Oct 28 2022 | 11:54 PM IST

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