These companies include Huawei Technologies Co, ZTE Corp, Hytera Communications Corp, Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co, and Zhejiang Dahua Technology Co. The 2019 law requires the FCC to identify telecommunications equipment and service firms “that pose an unacceptable risk to US national security.”
According to FCC Chairman Jessica Rosenvorsel, the list will be considered when building next-generation networks across the country. US companies should not use equipment or services that pose a threat to national security.
In December, the FCC finalized rules requiring providers to replace ZTE or Huawei equipment. At the same time, a special compensation program has been created for these efforts. US lawmakers in December approved the allocation of $ 1.9 billion to finance possible damage to entrepreneurs.
Last year, the FCC designated Huawei and ZTE as a national security threat to communications networks. US firms are prohibited from using the $ 8.3 billion government fund to buy equipment from Chinese companies.
In February, Huawei challenged the U.S. decision and filed a lawsuit with the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Huawei on Friday declined to comment on a new FCC statement.