The US has banned the sale and import of new communications equipment from five Chinese companies, including Huawei and zteusa.
This comes amidst concerns over national security. Other companies listed include Hikvision, Dahua, and Hytera, which make video surveillance equipment and two-way radio systems. It is the first time the US regulators have taken such a move on security grounds.
The US Federal Communications Commission said its members had voted unanimously on Friday to adopt the new rules. “The FCC is committed to protecting our national security by ensuring that untrustworthy communications equipment is not authorised for use within our borders,” the commission’s chairwoman JRosenworcel said.