FCC Plans to Ban Sales of Huawei, ZTE Gear in the U.S. on Security Grounds, Sources
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Sources say the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plans to ban all sales of new Huawei and ZTE telecommunications devices in the U.S. and some sales of video surveillance equipment from three other Chinese firms out of national security concerns.
On October 5, FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel circulated a draft order among her fellow commissioners. The order, which the Commission still needs to vote on, would effectively ban new U.S. equipment sales from firms threatening national security. The action would mark the culmination of years of warnings from security researchers, analysts, and intelligence agencies that the Chinese government could use Chinese-made telecommunications equipment to spy on Americans. (Margaret Harding McGill, Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, Jonathan Swan / Axios)
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