U.S. FCC plans to ban on Huawei and other Chinese equipment suppliers

Industry Coverage
Jan. 18, 2021

Reuters News: The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously on Thursday, 6/17/2021, to advance a plan to ban approvals for equipment in U.S. telecommunications networks from Chinese companies deemed national security threats like Huawei and ZTE.

The FCC action would prohibit all future authorizations for communications equipment deemed to pose an unacceptable risk to national security. Under proposed rules that won initial approval, the FCC could also revoke prior equipment authorizations issued to Chinese companies.

FCC will take actions for a detail evaluation for a period of time before the final vote.
The affected companies included the previously designated Huawei and ZTE, as well as Hytera Communications Corp., Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co. and Zhejiang Dahua Technology Co.