The Federal communications Commission (FCC – Federal Communication Commission) of USA has announced that Huawei and ZTE a “national security threats”, officially banning American corporations to use Federal funds for the purchase and installation of equipment, the Chinese telecommunication giants.
The Chairman of the American independent government Agency Ajit Pai (Ajit Pai) stated that the basis of this decision lay “solid evidence”. Federal agencies and legislators have long claimed that, since Huawei and ZTE are subject to Chinese law, they may be required to”cooperate with the secret services of the country.” Chinese technology companies have repeatedly rejected these claims.
“We cannot and will not allow the Communist party of China, the use of network vulnerability and compromise our critical communications infrastructure”, – noted in a separate statement of the regulator. In the order published by the FCC Tuesday, saying that the definition comes into force immediately.
In November last year, the American Agency has announced that the company is considered a threat to national security will not be entitled to any money from the special Fund, USA (Universal Service Fund). Fund in the amount of 8.5 billion dollars is the primary method of acquisition and subsidization of equipment and services FCC to establish (and improve) operation of communication throughout the country.
Previously, Huawei and ZTE was already designated as security threats, but the formal process of assigning them this status demanded a few months, which ultimately led to vysheozvuchennoy the FCC. This Declaration is the last step of the Commission on the struggle with the Chinese technology suppliers. It puts a telecommunication company working on expanding its coverage 5G, in an impossible position: Huawei and ZTE are leaders in this field, far ahead of their American competitors.
Representatives of Huawei and ZTE declined to comment on the situation.