FCC Bans Equipment From Huawei, ZTE, Hikvision and Dahua Citing Security Risks
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The five-member Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted unanimously to adopt new rules that will block the importation or sale of certain technology products, including communications equipment made by Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE and some video surveillance systems, including those made by China’s Hikvision and Dahua, which the Commission says pose security risks to U.S. critical infrastructure.
The FCC’s order applies to future equipment authorizations, although the agency leaves open the possibility it could revoke previous authorizations. “Our unanimous decision represents the first time in FCC history that we have voted to prohibit the authorization of new equipment based on national security concerns,” tweeted Brendan Carr, a Republican FCC commissioner.
Carr added that as “a result of our order, no new Huawei or ZTE equipment can be approved. And no new Dahua, Hikvision, or Hytera gear can be approved unless they assure the FCC that their gear won’t be used for public s…
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