By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 3-12-21

The FCC has released its list of communications equipment and services deemed a national security threat. Joining Huawei and ZTE, currently the poster companies for the FCC’s effort to secure the network supply chain, are three other Chinese companies: Hytera Communications Corp., Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co., and Dahua Technology Co.

The list was released by the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Friday (March 12) and was mandated by Congress in the Secure Networks Act, part of an effort by the FCC and Congress to remove suspect tech from U.S. networks.

FCC subsidy money cannot be spent on new network buildouts that include technology or services from those companies. » Read More