Huawei urges U.S. authorities to stop accusing it of being a threat

by Jerry

Huawei urges the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) the U.S. Communications Authority to stop accusing the firm and ZTE of being "threats to national security." Huawei believes that the agency's efforts are illegal, politically driven, and that sanctions are aimed at stigmatizing and hindering the development of these companies.

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Huawei on Monday (February 3rd) asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to stop accusing the group of being a threat to the national security of the United States. According to the manufacturer, the authority's efforts are "illegal and misguided". In a 200-page document, Huawei states that the FCC's action "was designed to implement the campaign of some government officials, including members of Congress, to expose Huawei to painful and stigmatizing restrictions, to shut down the door in the United States, and to damage its reputation here and around the world."

Huawei has not forgotten, in fact, that some of the Trump administration's executive orders, such as the anti-immigration "travel ban" of his early term, have been overturned by courts. By interceding with the FCC, Huawei can thus hope that one of the American counter-powers will end up playing in its favor. In November, the FCC voted unanimously to designate Huawei and ZTE as threats to national security, with the aim of excluding them from a tender in rural areas.

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The United States has considered allowing both firms to deploy non-strategic infrastructure in rural areas to improve access to mobile phone and data networks. A fund of more than $8.5 billion is planned. But the commission had also proposed that the American operators replace all their Huawei and ZTE equipment from their network.

At the time, the FCC had talked about links between the firms and the Chinese government and the military apparatus. Citing Chinese laws that require, for example, firms to cooperate with the intelligence services. But despite the vote, the FCC had left the final decision to the agency's Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau. So this division of the FCC could quite decide in favor of Huawei and ZTE, which would be a new camouflage for the government.

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But in this context, however, the fact that the FCC reverses one of its unanimously-voted decisions on such a central theme of the Trump administration makes this outcome unlikely.

Source: PhoneArena

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