US government signs a new bill to ban Huawei and ZTE


Huawei P40 Pro

The U.S. government and some Chinese manufacturers are still at loggerheads. Huawei and ZTE lead the line in this regard. Although the world is focused on the coronavirus situation right now, the US government is still taking action(s) against Huawei and ZTE.

ZTE 5G

According to media reports, US President Trump has signed a bill that will prohibit telecommunications operators in the country from using government funds to purchase Huawei and ZTE network equipment. Initially, under the draft Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act, Huawei equipment is a threat to US security.

The White House issued a briefing on Thursday saying: “This legislation will protect our telecommunications infrastructure. It will prohibit the use of federal funds to buy equipment from certain companies that pose a national security threat”. In addition, the law requires the FCC to develop a scheme to pay out local carriers. This fund is necessary so that they can expunge Huawei and ZTE equipment from their network.

Local carriers are not happy with the US government

However, the bill has aroused dissatisfaction among U.S. operators. According to a document submitted by the Rural Wireless Association to the Federal Communications Commission in 2018, approximately 25% of member companies use Huawei or ZTE equipment. The reason is that Huawei or ZTE equipment is cheaper and has better performance.

Although the State Communications Commission set up a $ 1 billion fund to help rural telecommunications networks dismantle and replace Huawei and ZTE’s equipment, the money is not enough. This is the main reason behind the operators’ dissatisfaction and protest.

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A Huawei spokesperson has previously stated that “replacement” of Huawei equipment will take much longer than they think. This will most likely put some remote customers with poor service at risk. In addition, this bill may also expose local wireless communication providers to financial issues. It is not entirely easy to provide secure and reliable network equipment. Some of these local operators will find it difficult to adjust to the post-Huawei/ZTE era.

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6 Comments

  1. Kifakfia
    March 14, 2020

    US is very corrupt country and not transparent at all. Huawei/ZTE and other chinese companies are better to stop working and selling in the US. because lets face it, the US market is nothing compared to Chinese market. Better focus on Asian and African market. Asia alone is 4 billion people. Who cares about 300 million in the US.

  2. Aaron Clark
    March 14, 2020

    I care cause I use Huawei.. But this can’t be true cause Trump is removing them from any ban list.

  3. Kifakfia
    March 14, 2020

    Unfortunately you are the minority in the US. 90% of people use Apple in the US. So should they bother in a tiny market where people buy only iphones?

  4. Aaron Clark
    March 14, 2020

    Huawei is a very popular brand here, so yeah.

  5. Roy Tong
    March 14, 2020

    Who has been caught spying on the whole world? Heard of Project Prism by NSA …. not sure what CIA, NED, US justice, US Military, DEA, FBI and other US agencies are doing on intelligences (Spying).
    Huawei and ZTE which has millions of customers over a few decades have never been accused of spying until US found herself losing the telecommunication war.

  6. Kifakfia
    March 15, 2020

    Exactly!