FCC Blocks Huawei, ZTE From Lucrative American Markets

In a move that will essentially cut Huawei off from a critical US market: the smaller, more rural-focused telecoms providers who rely on cheap Huawei components to maintain its wireless infrastructure. According to Bloomberg, the FCC has designated Huawei and ZTE, two Chinese telecoms giants, as national security threats.

The renewed pressure on both Huawei and ZTE from the FCC comes as the Commerce Department, State Department and the White House engage in a multilayered strategy to encourage US allies to block Huawei from providing components to their new 5G wireless networks, warning that the company creates vulnerabilities that can be exploited by the CCP.

Previously, the Trump Administration has tried to block both companies from either buying chips produced in the US and/or made with US technology.

Here's more on the decision from FCC Chairman Ajit Pai.

We imagine more threats of corporate retaliation from Beijing should be landing any minute now.