US blocks Huawei and ZTE again

In order to protect “national security”, the US Federal Communications Commission has just voted unanimously to ban any new products from several Chinese companies. The first concerned are Huawei and ZTE, already targeted by the previous measures.

In 2019, the Trump administration blacklisted Huawei and ZTE, forcing Google, IntelIntel and Qualcomm to end their commercial relations with these two companies. Huawei found itself having to release smartphones androidandroid without Google services and to develop its own mobile operating system, HarmonyOS.

This Friday, November 25, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) went further and prohibited any new authorization for equipment from several Chinese firms. This decision was justified because of the ” national security considerations “.

The FCC is committed to protecting our national security by ensuring that the use of unreliable communications equipment is not permitted inside our borders, and we continue that work here. FCC Chairman Jessica Rosenworcel said. This FCC decision again affects Huawei and ZTE. It is also called Hytera, Hikvision and Dahua, manufacturers of video surveillance equipment, unless it proves that “ their material will not be used for public safety, security of government facilities and other national security purposes “.

However, this decision only concerns new equipment. The Chinese companies mentioned could continue to sell the equipment already authorized on American soil. The FCC has nevertheless granted itself the right to revoke the authorizations already granted, and could therefore potentially ban all products from Huawei and ZTE in the future.


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