As per industry sources, the national cyber security coordinator has said that the first list of trusted telecom equipment providers will be released in the first week in October 2021.

Earlier in December 2020, the Cabinet had approved the national security directive on telecom sector. Following that in June 2021, the government had launched a trusted telecom portal.

The verifications is done online on this portal. As part of the process, the telecom service provider uploads the details of the product and its original equipment manufacturer (OEM).

The development has come in the backdrop of the government trying to reduce India’s dependence on Chinese telecom products.

The national cyber security coordinator has stated that the major vendors and their products will be verified the first list of trusted sources and products is expected to be out in first half of October. From thereon, the list will be updated on a monthly basis.