January 13 news, according to foreign media reports, the saying goes, "housing leaks every night" & rdquo ;, after the cooperation with the U.S. carrier AT & amp; T, Huawei is now facing new challenges, and Huawei's "ldquo; ; Old man "ZTE has not been spared.
The smartphones business of both companies is growing worldwide, but their more mature telecom network and equipment business once again hit the muzzle of the U.S. government. In the new proposal submitted to the National Assembly to safeguard the national security in the United States, called on U.S. government agencies to prohibit the use of Huawei and ZTE technology service providers.
The proposal was launched by Texas Republican Michael Conaway, who is leading the investigation into the so-called "Russian intervention in U.S. elections". The bill was based on the relevant laws and ordinances in the past against Huawei (the world's largest telecommunications equipment vendor) and ZTE (ranked fifth), including a ban on ZTE in 2013 to sell its products to U.S. government agencies. Last year, U.S. politicians also submitted a proposal to restrict the Pentagon from buying any equipment from a Chinese or Russian telecommunications service provider.
Now, these bans may further escalation and eliminate any possibility of Huawei and ZTE approaching the U.S. government. Prohibition Requirement: US government agencies are forbidden to engage entities using telecommunications equipment manufactured by Huawei or ZTE (subsidiaries or affiliates), to prohibit the use of telecommunication services provided by these entities, to prohibit the use of telecommunications equipment owned, controlled or related by foreign governments Telecommunications equipment or services produced or provided by entities.
At present, neither ZTE nor Huawei responded to the reporter's request for comment. According to a report released in 2017, ZTE had sold contracted equipment to the Pentagon and the Department of Homeland Security, but in addition, there was no proven link.
Conaway Way's proposal was submitted to the National Assembly on January 9. In order for the House of Representatives to vote on the proposal, it first needs to be supervised and approved by the government reform committee. If these steps pass smoothly, it will be handed over to the Senate for voting and eventually signed by the president into law.
So this is the beginning of a very long process, but no matter how far the proposal goes, it is yet another clear sign that the U.S. government is wary of ZTE and Huawei.
ZTE and Huawei are two of China's most successful international technology exporters. Last year, ZTE admitted violating the United States sanctions against Iran and shipped the products from the United States to Iran. After the U.S. federal investigation lied about the incident, the U.S. government issued a $ 1.2 billion ticket. In addition to ZTE, the U.S. Department of Commerce is currently investigating Huawei's business dealings in Syria, Cuba, Iran and Sudan.