New Delhi: Telecom enterprise HFCL Limited (HFCL) has received approval as ‘Trusted Source’ from NSCS.
National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) (Trusted Telecom Cell) a part of the National Security Council has recognised HFCL as ‘Trusted Source.’
NSCS a part of the National Security Council (NSC) that advises the Prime Minister’s Office on matters of national security and strategic interest.
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. It is among the few companies to have received the ‘trusted sources’ approval in the Country.
The Indian 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 the security of telecom networks, especially with fifth-generation (5G) service on the anvil.
The Indian government has mandated the Indian TSPs to connect their networks only on those new devices designated as ‘Trusted Products’ from ‘Trusted Sources’.
Trusted products are products whose critical components and the products themselves are sourced from Trusted Sources.
Over the last three decades, HFCL has been serving the telecom sector with its innovative, customized products and solutions. In the last few years, HFCL has emerged as an OEM of various wireless products including Wi-Fi, Point-to-point Radios in various frequency bands, L2 and L3 switches. These “Made in India” products have already been deployed in India and a number of countries abroad.
HFCL with its recent foray in the development of 5G transport and radio products based on open RAN standards, intends to address the ever-growing need for ubiquitous and affordable data connectivity.
Backed by strong innovation and R&D capabilities, HFCL is working to expand its portfolio of telecom products and supply its next-generation products not only to Indian TSPs but also to global telecom players.
“We are delighted to receive the approval as a ‘trusted source’ from NSCS. We are fully committed to continuing serving our TSP partners with our wide range of products and services,” said HFCL’s Promoter and MD Mahendra Nahata.
“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 sources is a distinguished achievement and reinforces our commitment to delivering Make in India world-class products/solutions,” said Nahata.