FCC votes to advance proposed ban on Huawei, ZTE network

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 4-0 to advance a plan to end installation of equipment in U.S. telecom networks from Chinese companies deemed national security threats like Huawei and ZTE and to halt equipment authorizations for applications from those companies.
Huawei and ZTE in IndiaUnder the proposed rules that won initial approval Thursday, the FCC could also revoke prior equipment authorizations issued to Chinese companies.

Huawei called the FCC revision misguided and unnecessarily punitive. FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr said the FCC has approved more than 3,000 applications from Huawei since 2018.

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