Sunday, November 13, 2005
I had mistakenly stated that Huawei was banned by BSNL due to its alleged ties with the Chinese government. That information was incorrect and came from a reliable source. It has come to my attention that the reason BSNL has banned Huawei is that because Huawei had earlier failed to deliver equipment on previously won contract for 1.05M CDMA lines. BSNL just rewarded ZTE contract for 2.85M CDMA lines so clearly BSNL is not excluding companies from a particular country from its RFPs. I regret my mistake.