The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of the United States decided to ban the sale of Huawei and ZTE telecommunication products and devices because they suppose “an unacceptable risk to national security”.
According to a new release published by the Commission, cited in a report published on the website of PTRthe reasons behind this decision respond to the danger that these devices pose to the security and privacy of US citizens.
“This is the latest action taken by the Commission to protect our nation’s communications networks. We seek to build a more secure and resilient supply chain for communications equipment and services within the United States.”mention the document.
What equipment does the measure include?
This veto not only includes telephones, but also telecommunications and video surveillance equipment from Chinese manufacturers. And of course: it intensifies the differences between the US and China.
Jessica Rosenworcel, chairwoman of the FCC, detailed in another statement: “The measure we are taking today relates to base station equipment entering our networks. It covers phones, cameras, Smart Home devices and Wi-Fi routers that are introduced into our homes. And it covers brand or private label equipment that is developed for the market. In other words, this approach is comprehensive.”.
In addition, equipment from Chinese manufacturers was also banned. Hytera, Hikvision Y Dahuaused for public security and government facilities, physical surveillance of important infrastructure and other purposes dedicated to national security.
“The FCC is committed to protecting our national security by ensuring that unreliable communications equipment is not authorized for use within our borders, and we are continuing that work here. These new rules are an important part of our ongoing efforts to protect the American people from telecommunications-related national security threats.”added Rosenworcel.