The government has made it clear that there is no plan to ban Chinese smartphones. Meanwhile, ET’s report has arrived. According to the report, a master plan has been prepared to ban the phones of Chinese companies.
Master plan to ban Chinese smartphone, native operating system will come
In the Indian market, there is a lot of discussion about Chinese smartphones priced below Rs 12,000. Recently there was news that Chinese smartphones priced below Rs 12,000 will not be sold in India.
However, the government has vehemently rejected the ban on Chinese smartphones.
The government has clarified that there is no plan to ban Chinese brands in any segment. On the other hand, telecom industry officials have prepared a master plan to ban the smartphones of Chinese companies. According to an ET report, industry executives will submit the master plan to the government in the first week of September.
An Indian mobile operating system will be developed
Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and other standards bodies are also expected to benefit from the master plan.
- Apart from banning Chinese brands, the authorities have also talked about partnering with the world’s top tech companies like Google, Microsoft and Meta to develop Indian mobile operating systems.
In addition, the master plan talks about creating an ecosystem for Indian apps and content services. This also includes forming joint ventures with local companies and building a trusted source list.
Trying to strengthen the hold of local companies
The master plan by industry executives aims to strengthen the hold of Indian brands in the smartphone market in the years to come. On August 9, an ET report stated that the government had sanctioned Rs. Wants to rein in the less than 12,000 segment.
Some industry experts believe that doing so will benefit local companies like Lava and Micromax. Both these companies have lagged behind the arrival of big Chinese companies in India in the last 7 years.