Huawei Technologies confirmed that it has been invited by the Indian government to conduct 5G trials in the country, which are scheduled to start in early 2019, Indian press reported. The Indian government initially did not invite Huawei to take part in the 5G trials but has now formally invited Huawei by request of the company, according to the reports. Telecom equipment suppliers Nokia, Ericsson and Samsung will also be taking part in the 5G trials. Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE has previously said that it is already working with Indian carriers to provide end-to-end solutions for the future launch of 5G technologies. ZTE said that leading Indian operators have already started 5G tests and verification with its products.