US regulatory agency classifies Huawei and ZTE as a “security risk”

The conflict between China and the United States continues. Huawei and ZTE technology may no longer be used in the US network.

The FCC has classified the two Chinese telecommunications equipment suppliers Huawei and ZTE as a threat to national security. A corresponding decision was already made in November and was formally sealed on Tuesday. This means that Huawei customers in rural areas have to remove and replace the two companies’ equipment from existing US networks.

At the same time, they are no longer eligible to receive $ 8.5 billion in state aid to buy equipment. Huawei and ZTE were initially unavailable for comment. In the past, they had sharply criticized the decision.

The U.S. government has banned almost all U.S. companies from working with Huawei. It accuses the company of being too close to the communist leadership in Beijing and espionage. The company denies this.