Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has canceled the tender issued for 4G upgradation. It did so after the Department of Telecommunications refused to use Chinese telecommunications equipment. A source close to this development said that a new tender will be issued in this regard, in which the emphasis will be on prioritizing ‘Make in India’ products.
New tender will have to be issued
The government had asked the public sector BSNL not to use Chinese equipment for 4G upgradation. Following this directive means that the company will have to issue a new tender.
Tender for purchase of thermal camera canceled
Here, the railway has also canceled the tender to buy the thermal camera. This step has been taken after feedback from various vendors. He said that Chinese companies would benefit from the things sought for the purchase of equipment. Rail Tail, a railway undertaking, last month issued a tender for 800 artificial intelligence based surveillance cameras.
Seeing it, body temperature
Such cameras can measure body temperature and also find out if the person is wearing a mask. A RailTel spokesperson confirmed that the company had invited letters of interest for the business entities included in the panel. According to sources, however, the tender has been canceled after a letter from several Indian suppliers. It was feared in the letters that the Chinese company Hikvision may benefit from the things asked for the purchase of the equipment.
Hikvision dominates the Indian CCTV market
Hikvision is the world’s largest video surveillance company. The company currently dominates the CCTV market in India. He said that the technology… deep in mind was mentioned in the tender document for the camera. This technology is a specialty of Hikvision and is owned by it.
The first tender was released on 9 June
According to a suppliers ‘letter,’ the features sought for the camera are in favor of Chinese manufacturers like Hikvision, Specs. It mentions ‘deep in mind’ technology, which is owned by Hikvision NVR. The initial tender for these cameras was released on 9 June. The revised tender was later issued.
Demand for ‘deep in mind’ technology
The first tender calls for a camera that can accurately measure a person’s temperature and tell if a person has a fever. At the same time, ‘Deep in Mind’ technology was included in the revised tender. Hikvision is capable of analyzing and classifying people based on deep learning technology.