By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 10-28-21
In a move that is a big blow to some big tech companies, Congress has voted to ban new equipment licenses for Chinese telecoms Huawei, ZTE, and any other technology company the government concludes poses a national security threat, closing what one of the bill’s sponsors called a “dangerous loophole.”
That came with the Senate‘s unanimous passage of the Secure Equipment Act, which requires the Federal Communications Commission to adopt rules to that effect. The House has already passed the bill, so it will only take a stroke of the president’s pen to make it the new law of the land.
Currently, in addition to ZTE and Huawei, companies on the FCC’s suspect tech list are Hytera, Hikvision, and Dahua. » Read More