China-made SIMs May Make Telecom and Banking Sectors Vulnerable: National Security Council

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The National Security Council (NSC) has said that SIM cards manufactured by Chinese companies could make the country’s telecom and banking networks vulnerable to security threats, and called for 100% domestic procurement of such cards.

NSC the apex agency looking into the country’s political, economic, energy and strategic security concerns has written to the department of telecom (DoT), seeking immediate steps to ensure all SIM cards used in the country are domestically manufactured and that the companies making them must secure a security clearance from the ministry of home affairs. Original post at ET Telecom

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