Secret military bases in the U.S. are surrounded by Huawei equipment, but the FBI doesn't know how and why

Secret military bases in the U.S. are surrounded by Huawei equipment, but the FBI doesn't know how a

The latest news sheds a little light on what was one of the reasons for Huawei ' s exclusion from the United States telecommunications market since Donald Trump ' s presidency. According to The Verge, with reference to CNN, the FBI investigation revealed that Huawei had supplied cellular tower equipment from American military bases in rural areas, even if it was not economic.

In other words, there are some assumptions that the U.S. authorities, at the time, claimed to have completely replaced Huawei equipment with national counterparts, which, according to American media, may even have involved intercepting the negotiations of the U.S. Strategic Command, the agency responsible for the country's nuclear arsenal.

Huawei reportedly sold equipment too cheaply to small regional telecommunications providers in the states of Colorado, Montana, Nebraska and Oregon, which raised suspicion among federal agents that Huawei could not extract any profit from it, but the equipment was located in close proximity to American military bases, including nuclear weapons.

According to CNN, with reference to a former FBI employee, agents have initiated an investigation into the financial aspect of Huawei by examining companies that have not even promised to return investments in the future. Although it has been found that Huawei's equipment could technically disrupt military communications systems, it is much more difficult to prove the theft of information; however, Huawei formally refutes such allegations, arguing that the company's equipment operates only on frequencies officially approved by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, it is technically impossible to operate with the frequencies at which the local military communicates.

According to Reuters, a similar investigation was launched by the U.S. Department of Commerce after President Joe Biden came to power.

In 2019, the U.S. began actively opposing activities in both Huawei and China's ZTE. In particular, telecommunication companies were banned from using federal subsidies for the purchase of producer data equipment, while the U.S. Federal Communications Commission announced a programme for the complete replacement of the company's already in use; however, many small operators still use it, mainly because of lack of funding.

The replacement cost went up from $1.8 billion in September 2020 to $5.6 billion in February 2022. Last Friday, the Federal Communications Commission sent a letter to the United States Congress informing it that it lacked $3.08 billion to fully compensate for the replacement of suppliers, the FCC could cover only 39.5 per cent of the $4.98 billion required to meet the needs of applicants for the programme. It was recently reported that the United States authorities had suspected Huavei as a military spy, but how resourceful the intelligence services had resorted to the economic method of investigation only a little later.