The US communications regulator has banned approvals of new equipment from Chinese telecom makers that pose “an unacceptable risk” to national security.
US security fears spark Huawei, ZTE bans
The United States Federal Communications Commission has banned approvals of new telecommunications equipment from China’s Huawei Technologies and ZTE because they pose “an unacceptable risk” to national security.
The FCC said on Friday it had adopted final rules banning the sale or importation of equipment deemed to pose a national security risk to the US, the latest crackdown on the Chinese telecoms equipment makers.
FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel circulated the proposed measure, which effectively bars the firms from selling new equipment in the US, to the other three commissioners for final approval in October.
Huawei declined to comment and ZTE did not immediately respond to a request for comment.