Himachal Futuristic Communications Limited (HFCL) has been recognised as the trusted source by National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS). With this approval, HFCL has become the ‘trusted source for all Indian telecom service providers (TSPs) for sourcing their telecom active network products and infrastructure and has become one of the few companies to have received the ‘trusted sources’ approval in the country.

The government launched ‘Trusted Telecom Portal’ in June 2021 under the cyber wing of the NSCS’ to bring enhanced supervision and effective control over nationwide telecom networks. The development has come following the government’s efforts to ensure security of telecom networks, especially with 5G service on the anvil.

To address the perennial problem of increase in cyberattacks, intelligence gathering, which comes, laced with the growth in data consumption, the government of India announced the directives which mandated the Indian TSPs to connect their networks only on those new devices designated as ‘trusted products’ from ‘trusted sources’.

Commenting on the approval, Mahendra Nahata, promoter and managing director, HFCL, said, “We are delighted to receive the approval as a ‘trusted source’ from NSCS and are fully committed to continue serving our TSP partners with our wide range of products and services. The development will lead to cement HFCL’s position further in the telecom sector thereby amplifying the growth opportunities for HFCL. Our inclusion in the select list as one of the trusted source is a distinguished achievement and reinforces our commitment to delivering ‘make-in-India’ world-class products and solutions and contribute to further accelerating our government’s vision of an atmanirbhar bharat with greater zeal.”