United States (US)' Federal Communications Commission has designated five Chinese companies including telecom major Huawei Technologies Company as a threat to the US' national security, Economic Times.
The other four companies designated as a threat under a 2019 law aimed at protecting US' communications networks include ZTE Corporation, Hytera Communications Corporation, Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Company and Zhejiang Dahua Technology Company.
Issuing a statement, FCC's chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel said, "This list provides meaningful guidance that will ensure that as next-generation networks are built across the country, they do not repeat the mistakes of the past or use equipment or services that will pose a threat to U.S. national security or the security and safety of Americans."
The 2019 law empowers the FCC to identify companies producing telecommunications equipment and services which have been found to pose an unacceptable risk to the US' national security.
Earlier in 2019 too, the US had placed Huawei, Hikvision and other firms on its economic blacklist. Also, in August 2020, the US had also barred agencies from buying goods or services from any of the five Chinese companies.
As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.
Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.
We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.
Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.