US bans sales of Huawei and ZTE technology due to security concerns



Due of concerns over national security, the US has prohibited the sale and import of new communications equipment from five Chinese companies, including Huawei and ZTE.

Other businesses on the list produce two-way radio systems and video surveillance equipment, such as Hikvision, Dahua, and Hytera.

On the basis of security, it is the first time US regulators have taken such a step.

According to Hikvision, the US is not at risk in terms of security from its goods.

The decision, it was stated,

“would do nothing to protect US national security, but will significantly make it more costly and dangerous for US small enterprises, local governments, school districts, and individual customers to secure themselves, their homes, businesses, and property.”


Huawei and others have previously denied supplying data to the Chinese government.

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said its members had voted unanimously on Friday to adopt the new rules.


“The FCC is committed to protecting our national security by ensuring that untrustworthy communications equipment is not authorised for use within our borders,” the commission’s chairwoman Jessica

These new rules are an important part of our ongoing actions to protect the American people from national security threats involving telecommunications,” she added.


Because the ban is not retroactive, the firms listed can continue to sell products previously approved for sale in the US.


But the FCC said it is seeking comment on future revisions to the rules regarding equipment already authorised to be imported or sold, meaning it is possible existing authorisations could also be revoked in the future.


The restrictions in the US are the latest levied against Chinese tech firms following spying concerns, which US officials have become increasingly wary of in recent years.

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