The United States closes its market to Chinese telecom equipment

The American telecoms regulator is also pushing operators to modify existing installations.

A new level has been reached in the trade war between the United States and China. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) completely prohibits the American market to a dozen Chinese companies. It thus validates the entry into force of the Secure Equipment Act aimed at banning from the country’s networks equipment deemed “unreliable”, and sets up an aid program so that the incriminated equipment already installed be dismantled and replaced.

Huawei and ZTE telecom equipment, Hytera, Hangzhou Hikvision and Dahua radio and video surveillance equipment suppliers, but also China Mobile and China Telecom operators are completely banned from entering the United States. They can no longer even request specific marketing authorizations for some of their equipment. “The Federal Communications Commission is committed to protecting our national security by ensuring…

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