31 companies named for PLI scheme for telecom and networking products

India announced 31 companies are eligible to participate in the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for telecom and networking products.
ZTE 5G base station in ChinaDevusinh Chauhan, Minister of State of Ministry of Communications, launched the PLI Scheme for telecom and networking products. Anita Praveen, Special Secretary and other senior officers from Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications also attended the event.

PLI Scheme in telecom sector will help in reducing India’s dependence on other countries for import of telecom and networking products.

The PLI Scheme is being launched by DoT with the objective to boost domestic manufacturing in the telecom and networking products by incentivising incremental investments and turnover with total outlay of Rs 12,195 crore.

The scheme is effective from 1st April, 2021. Investment made by applicants in India from 1st April, 2021 onwards and up to FY 2024-25 shall be eligible, subject to qualifying incremental annual thresholds. The support under the Scheme shall be provided for a period of five years, i.e. from FY 2021-22 to FY 2025-26.

As per Scheme and Scheme Guidelines, a total of 31 companies, comprising of 16 MSMEs and 15 Non-MSMEs (8 Domestic and 7 Global companies) have been found eligible and are being given approval under Production linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme of Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Ministry of Communications. The eligible MSME companies are:

Coral Telecom

Ehoome IoT

Elcom Innovations

Frog Cellsat

GDN Enterprises

GX India

Lekha Wireless Solutions

Panache Digilife

Priyaraj Electronics

Sixth Energy Technologies

Skyquad Electronics and Appliances

STL Networks

Surbhi Satcom

Synegra Ems

Systrome Technologies

Tianyin Worldtech India

The eligible domestic companies under Non MSME category are

Akashastha Technologies

Dixon Electro Appliances

HFCL Technologies


Neolync Tele Communications

Syrma Technology

Tejas Networks

VVDN Technologies

The eligible global companies under Non MSME category are

Commscope India

Flextronics Technologies India

Foxconn Technology India

Jabil Circuit India

Nokia Solutions and Networks India

Rising Stars Hi-Tech

Sanmina-SCI India

These 31 applicants are expected to invest Rs 3345 crore in the next 4 years and generate incremental employment of more than 40,000 people with expected an incremental production of around Rs 1.82 Lakh Crore over the scheme period. The scheme is expected to boost domestic Research & Development of new products on which 15 percent of the committed investment could be invested.