DoT looks to restrict Chinese imports

29 Aug 2012

Indian regulator the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has proposed that imports of telecom equipment from China be limited to devices and accessories such as dongles, reports Chinese news site ZDNet. Alluding to security concerns over Chinese infrastructure, the DoT has suggested leaving more strategic imports to ‘non-controversial countries.’ The watchdog highlighted the US, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Sweden and Finland as safer options for providing infrastructure and networks, whilst the US, Israel, Finland, Canada and Japan were recommended sources for security, encryption and surveillance technologies.