What the government can do for 5G and Digital India with a Systems Approach.
Shyam Ponappa | June 6, 2019
In this context, Huawei’s role in India is contentious. One issue is of non-discriminatory trading terms, or fairness in competition. If an entity such as Huawei achieves global dominance through government support, it competes on terms that cannot be matched because of cost of funds and scale advantages. Such entities can establish dominance in any country against competitors who do not enjoy similar support. Second, while Huawei may be doing nothing different from Nokia or Ericsson, the fact that it is supported by a neighbour with apparently hegemonic behaviour, China, suggests that dependence or entanglement are inadvisable.