The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE were a "threat" to US communications networks. The reason why the FCC made this statement is related to the fact that the two companies seem to have close contacts with the Chinese government and its military services. The president of the FCC, Help PaiHe said the two Chinese telecommunications companies were a threat to his future 5G in America. Pai added that the two companies are largely subject to Chinese law, which obliges them to co-operate with services information of the country.
Given the circumstances, US telecommunications companies cannot use the $ 8,3 billion FCC subsidy fund to buy any equipment from these two Chinese companies. This may affect FCC-funded agricultural network providers that have purchased equipment from these Chinese companies in the past, as it may be cheaper than similar equipment manufactured by European companies such as Nokia and Ericsson.
In May, the FCC held a public debate on how it could compensate the agencies that chose to remove and replace existing ones. products Huawei and ZTE on their networks.
Pai said in a press release that the FCC would not allow the Chinese Communist Party to take advantage of vulnerabilities network and jeopardize the important infrastructure of their communications.
The FCC voted unanimously last year to block Chinese telecommunications equipment companies that they thought were threatening to take money from the Catholic Service Fund (USF), which is intended to expand access to Internet in “insufficient” areas of the country. The government Tramp has encouraged countries around the world not to use network equipment from Chinese manufacturers in their 5th generation (5G) wireless networks.
Following pressure from Washington, the UK government has said it will reconsider its decision to allow Huawei to supply 5G technology to the country. Following the British government's initial decision in February, Attorney General William Barr suggested that the United States consider acquiring a stake in European telecommunications equipment companies Nokia and Ericsson to reduce Huawei's "dominance".
Later in February, the US Senate voted unanimously to approve one bill which banned the purchase of telecommunications equipment from Chinese manufacturers such as Huawei and ZTE. The bill, signed and passed by the president in March, also included $ 1 billion in funding to help rural telecommunications providers replace him. equipment those that came from Chinese manufacturers.