Huawei and ZTE are no longer allowed to sell telecommunications equipment in the U.S. over fears of leaking information to China

Huawei Technology and ZTE Corp. have been banned from selling electronics in the U.S. due to security concerns. This is a multi-year effort to restrict Chinese telecommunications companies’ access to U.S. communications networks.

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued the ban on Friday, November 25.

The FCC chairman said in a press statement, “The FCC is committed to protecting national security by ensuring that Unreliable communication devices. It will not be allowed to use in our territory. And we have done so.”

Recent efforts to block China’s access to U.S. communications networks include controls on the export of key U.S. equipment and software to China. Recently, U.S. officials have also considered restricting the use of TikTok because of concerns that Chinese authorities could access U.S. user data through the video-sharing app.

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