World Desk, Web4Study, Washington
Updated Wed, 01 Jul 2020 06:32 AM IST
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The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) banned the use of equipment from Chinese company Huawei and ZTE as part of its efforts to secure the US communications network. This action has been taken by the FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau under threat to national security. Along with these two companies, their parent companies, affiliate companies and subsidiaries were also banned.
After this ban, no such equipment or services can be purchased from these companies. However, both companies can plead against this in the United States Court of Appeal. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said, in today’s orders based on strong evidence, the bureau has identified Huawei and ZTE as a national security threat to the future of the US communications network and our 5G services.
The two companies have close ties to the Communist Party of China and the Chinese Military Weapons Group and both companies are obliged under Chinese law to help their country’s intelligence service. Because of this, through these companies, we cannot allow the Chinese Communist Party to sensitize and damage our network.