The latest flashpoint comes with Taiwanese Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC), the world’s largest contract semiconductor maker, reportedly stopping new orders from Huawei Technologies to comply with US export controls. This could hurt Huawei’s manufacturing and supply of telecom equipment globally.
There is a clear signal that the cash-strapped telco is preparing to stay and fight in the market.
Vivo, India's No. 2 smartphone brand, has stopped construction work at its industrial park at Greater Noida after two people working there tested Covid-19 positive.
Earlier on Sunday, six Oppo factory employees were reportedly found to be Covid-19 positive at manufacturing facility in Greater Noida.
Handset maker Lava International plans to shift its export manufacturing base from China to India this year on the back of an incentive scheme, and a top executive said the company will invest about ₹800 crore over the next five years.
Handset makers have said that their supply chain partners are still facing challenges for approvals from authorities to start operations, which will impact the manufacturing of mobile devices in the country.
Bharti Airtel has selected IBM and Red Hat to build its new 5G-ready telco network cloud to support core operations, monetise the telco's pan-India 4G network with the help of new services and be more competitive against main rival Reliance Jio Infocomm.
“Permissions have been received by the majority of the companies, though the workforce has been truncated to 20-30%. It is extremely difficult to reach any kind of optimisation and efficiency in this manner,” Pankaj Mohindroo, chairman of India Cellular & Electronics Association (ICEA), told ET.
Xiaomi India head Manu Jain has said that there may be an anti-China sentiment among people at play, but expects things to normalise over time and doesn’t see any meaningful impact on its business, with smartphone demand expected to pick up only in the second half of 2020.
Makers of iphone & Xiaomi phones get requisite permissions from state authorities in South
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