The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued an order on November 25 banning the marketing and importation of new products to a dozen companies. The companies involved are seen as an “unacceptable risk” to US security, and most are Chinese companies. Huawei is one of them.
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The FCC views the order as consistent with US policy
The FCC describes this executive order as “ This is the latest step taken by the Commission to protect our nation’s communications networks “.Unsurprisingly, there are Huawei and ZTE List affected by this ban. Radio equipment company Hytera, Hikvision Technology and Dahua Technology, experts in CCTV cameras, England was also threatened.
Telecom products in the broad sense of these companies no longer get licenses, smartphones, routers, cameras etc. Devices already approved in the US are still available. However, FCC Chairman Jessica Rosenworcel clarified that ” We ask how and if it is necessary to revoke existing authorizations for covered equipment in the future “.
For Jessica Rosenworcel, these new measures are essential.” Align our equipment authorization procedures with our other national security policies “. She believes there was There is little interest in having these lists and these restrictions with the sole purpose of opening up other possibilities for the presence of this device in our networks. “.
In a statement released by Higvisen, it challenged the US actions Reuters,” This FCC decision will do nothing to protect America’s national security, but will make it more harmful and more costly for American small businesses, local governments, school districts, and individual consumers to protect themselves and their homes. Businesses and property The company said.
Huawei and ZTE are still in sight
In June 2022, the FCC ruled in favor of such actions, and the companies involved were added to the list in March 2021. Huawei and ZTE have been the target of several regulatory actions over the years.
In 2020 the Trump administration sought licenses from Huawei’s subcontractors to sell US components to the Chinese firm, damaging its smartphone business. prosper. The policy of austerity was continued by Donald Trump’s Democratic successor, Joe Biden.
The FCC has introduced a policy to replace Huawei and ZTE equipment on US telecom networks. A complex operation for small operators, Chinese products are generally technologically advanced and inexpensive. There is an American agency An envelope worth $1.8 billion was projectedOr even more, to help these small operators eliminate Chinese installations, but this The work is more expensive and difficult than expected.