jueves, 29 febrero 2024
Visitas totales a la web: 89451368

El portal de los profesionales de seguridad y emergencias

Nº 1 del mundo en español en seguridad global

Soluciones de seguridad global

China’s Huawei and ZTE officially designated ‘national security threats’ by the FCC

Arjun Kharpal

  • The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has officially designated Huawei and ZTE national security threats.
  • U.S. carriers cannot use an $8.3 billion government subsidy program, known as the Universal Service Fund, to purchase, maintain or support any equipment or services from both vendors.
  • Critics of Huawei and ZTE have claimed that their networking equipment could be used by China for espionage.

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has officially designated Huawei and ZTE national security threats.

That means that companies cannot use an $8.3 billion government subsidy program, known as the Universal Service Fund, to purchase, maintain or support any equipment or services from the two Chinese telecommunications giants.

“With today’s Orders, and based on the overwhelming weight of evidence, the (FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security) Bureau has designated Huawei and ZTE as national security risks to America’s communications networks—and to our 5G future,” FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said in a statement. 

The ruling formalizes a unanimous FCC vote in November in which the regulator declared both Chinese companies as national security risks.

Washington’s latest move is another blow to Huawei and ZTE, building on the country’s larger campaign over the past 18 months against both Chinese companies. Last year, Huawei was put on a U.S. blacklist called the Entity List and a new rule in May aimed to cut the technology giant off from key semiconductor supplies

The Trump administration has also been trying to convince other countries to block Huawei from the rollout of their 5G networks. Countries like Australia and Japan have followed suit. India is also reportedly weighing whether to bar Huawei amid broader geopolitical tensions with China. However, others nations like the U.K. have defied the U.S., granting Huawei a limited role in its 5G rollout

5G refers to next-generation mobile networks that promise super-fast data speeds. But they’re seen as even more important than previous generations of networks because of their potential ability to underpin critical infrastructure. 

Critics of Huawei and ZTE have claimed that their networking equipment could be used by Beijing for espionage.

“Both companies have close ties to the Chinese Communist Party and China’s military apparatus, and both companies are broadly subject to Chinese law obligating them to cooperate with the country’s intelligence services,” Pai said. 

The FCC chairman was referring to a national security law in China that appears to compel companies to hand over data to the government if requested to do so. 

Huawei has repeatedly said that it would never hand data to Beijing.  

“We cannot and will not allow the Chinese Communist Party to exploit network vulnerabilities and compromise our critical communications infrastructure,” Pai added.

Fuentecnbc.com
Fecha de publicaciónjunio 30, 2020

BELT.ES no se hace responsable de las opiniones de los artículos reproducidos en nuestra Revista de Prensa, ni hace necesariamente suyas las opiniones y criterios expresados. La difusión de la información reproducida se realiza sin fines comerciales. 

Listado de Expertos

Recomendado

Profesión militar: Obediencia debida frente a la obligación de disentir

Con ocasión de la realización de estudios en el Instituto Universitario Gutiérrez Mellado tuve la ocasión de leer y analizar una serie de documentos de opinión que trataban en profundidad las diferentes facetas presentes en el campo de las relaciones cívico-militares; temas que , habitualmente, no han estado presentes en los diferentes cursos y actividades formativas en la enseñanza militar, ni, por supuesto, en la civil.

El amor de Macarena Olona por la Guardia Civil empieza por su pareja, un joven oficial condecorado

El padre de su hijo llegó a la Benemérita como militar de carrera y, los que le...

La artillería ‘made in USA’ comprada por Marruecos que deja fuera de juego a España

El país magrebí sigue reforzando sus fuerzas armadas a golpe de talonario, y no lo hace de...

Últimas noticias

El país más bello y triste jamás inventado

David Jiménez retrata el mundo de los reporteros en la novela 'El Corresponsal', inspirada en hechos reales...

¿Sabes cuáles son las diferencias entre la Guardia Civil de la Policía Nacional?

Ambos cuerpos se dedican -en esencia- a velar por la protección de los ciudadanos. Sin embargo, cada uno de ellos tiene unas...

No volverás a hinchar las ruedas en la gasolinera: el milagro de Amazon para tener tu coche a punto

Salir de viaje en coche, implica que nos aseguremos que nuestro vehículo está en perfectas condiciones, incluso si...

La Policía Nacional desvela la «táctica del felpudo» para evitar que entren a robar a casa

La Policía Nacional comparte este truco para ahorrarse disgustos en la temporada de verano lega el verano y una...

The Future of Safe Automation

Safety in future production environments must be checked and enabled in real-time, so that the protection of humans and machines is guaranteed.