The United States has listed Reliance Jio among the companies that are becoming “Clean Telcos”. This is due to the fact that these companies have rejected doing business with “tools of the Chinese Communist Party’s surveillance state, like Huawei”.
According to US State Department, having a Clean Network is an acknowledged effort by a collaboration of like-minded countries and companies to be able to secure their critical telecommunications, cloud, data analytics, mobile apps, Internet of Things, and 5G technologies from “malign actors” by only relying on trusted vendors who are not subjected to unjust or extra-judicial control by authoritarian governments such as the Chinese Communist Party.
“Some of the largest telecom companies around the globe are also becoming ‘Clean Telcos.’ Orange in France, Jio in India, Telstra in Australia, SK and KT in South Korea, NTT in Japan, and O2 in the United Kingdom are rejecting doing business with tools of the Chinese Communist Party’s surveillance state, like Huawei,” the State Department stated.
Last week, Reliance Industries Limited Chairman Mukesh Ambani announced that Reliance Jio had designed and developed a complete systemic 5G solution from scratch and the same will be ready for trials as soon as 5G spectrum is available.
On April 29, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had announced that the US Department of State would begin the need to acquire a Clean Path for all 5G network traffic entering and exiting the US diplomatic facilities.
The stated 5G Clean Path has been known as an end-to-end communication path that does not use any transmission, control, computing, or storage equipment from untrusted IT vendors, such as Huawei and ZTE, which are required to comply with directives of the Chinese Communist Party.