The U.S. will ban the sale of any Huawei and ZTE telecommunications devices

The U.S. will ban the sale of any Huawei and ZTE telecommunications devices

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission intends to prohibit the sale of any new Huawei and ZTE telecommunications devices, as well as video surveillance systems, to three Chinese companies. It is reported that these restrictions will be imposed for national security purposes.

This ban is the first case in which the FCC prohibits the sale of electronic equipment for reasons of national security, and in doing so, the agency has increased pressure on Chinese companies, which began at a time when Donald Trump was President of the United States. The ban is also the culmination of statements by information security professionals, analysts and intelligence agencies that for many years have claimed that Chinese telecommunications equipment can be used by the authorities of the Undersea for espionage.

According to the source, the head of the FCC, Jessica Rosenworthel, submitted a draft order banning the telecommunications equipment of Huawei and ZTE at the beginning of this month.

The document also provides for a ban on the sale of video surveillance systems to ensure public safety from Chinese companies Hytera Communications Corporation, Hikvision and Dahua Technology Company, with only new equipment being banned, and Chinese companies will be able to sell to the United States the devices previously approved by local regulators.