The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Friday designated 5 Chinese corporations as posing a risk to nationwide safety below a 2019 regulation geared toward defending U.S. communications networks.
The FCC mentioned the businesses included Huawei Technologies Co, ZTE Corp, Hytera Communications Corp, Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co and Dahua Technology Co.
A 2019 regulation requires the FCC to determine corporations producing telecommunications gear and companies “that have been found to pose an unacceptable risk to U.S. national security.”
Acting FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel mentioned in a press release: “This list provides meaningful guidance that will ensure that as next-generation networks are built across the country, they do not repeat the mistakes of the past or use equipment or services that will pose a threat to U.S. national security or the security and safety of Americans.”
The 2019 regulation used standards from a protection authorization invoice that beforehand recognized the 5 Chinese corporations. In August 2020, the U.S. authorities issued rules barring companies from shopping for items or companies from any of the 5 Chinese corporations.
In 2019, the United States positioned Huawei, Hikvision and different companies on its financial blacklist.
Last 12 months, the FCC designated Huawei and ZTE as a nationwide safety risk to communications networks – a declaration barring U.S. companies from tapping an $8.three billion authorities fund to buy gear from the businesses.
In February, Huawei challenged the declaration in a petition filed with the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Huawei declined to touch upon Friday on the brand new FCC designation. The different 4 corporations didn’t remark or couldn’t be reached for remark.
The FCC in December finalized guidelines requiring carriers with ZTE or Huawei gear to “rip and replace” that gear. It created a reimbursement program for that effort, and U.S. lawmakers in December accepted $1.9 billion to fund this system.
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