Indian telecom equipment manufacturer HFCL (formerly Himachal Futuristic Communications Limited) has been recognised as the ‘Trusted Source’ by the National Security Council Secretariat (Trusted Telecom Cell), a part of the National Security Council, who advises the Prime Minister’s Office on matters of national security and strategic interest.
With this approval, the company has become the ‘Trusted Source’ for all Indian telecom service providers (TSPs) for sourcing their telecom active network products and infrastructure.
Earlier, the government of India had launched the Trusted Telecom Portal in June under the cyber wing of the NSCS to bring enhanced supervision and effective control over nationwide telecom networks. The development of the portal has come following the government’s efforts to ensure the security of telecom networks, especially with fifth-generation (5G) service on the anvil.
HFCL's Promoter & Managing Director, Mr. Mahendra Nahata said, "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 and contribute to further accelerating our Hon'ble PM's vision of an Atmanirbhar Bharat with greater zeal."
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 several countries abroad.
HFCL with its recent foray in the development of SG 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.