US president Donald Trump may sign an exeutive order early next month, banning US companies from buying products from ZTE and Huawei. The executive order, which has been in the making for the past eight months, will not mention any names, specifically. Instead, it will direct the Commerce Department to 'block US companies from buying equipment from foreign telecommunications makers that pose significant national security risks'.Multiple western countries have accused Huawei of collaborating with the Chinese government, willingly or not, allowing it to spy on its adversaries. Huawei has denied these accusations on multiple occasions, asking for proof.Many countries have already banned Huawei from participating in the development of their national 5G network, and the US has been considering doing the same.Under the executive order, the International Emergency Economic Powers Act would be invoked, allowing the president to regulate commerce if there is a national security matter.China's … [Read more...] about US President to ban Huawei, ZTE purchases in the country
If 5G equipment bans from the United States, Australia, and New Zealand weren’t enough this year, Huawei will end 2018 on an even worse note: Kyodo News reports that Japan’s government has decided to block the Chinese company and its smaller rival ZTE from network hardware procurement. Not coincidentally, Canadian authorities are publicly discussing a similar ban following last week’s arrest of Huawei’s CFO. Japan’s decision comes less than a month after the United States reportedly lobbied several overseas allies to block Chinese cellular hardware from their wireless networks, in part due to concerns over monitoring of U.S. military base communications. According to reports, the U.S. floated the prospect of financial subsidies for compliant countries, alongside the threat of reduced assistance to non-compliant ones. Kyodo reports that the Japanese government complied, and is coordinating with top cellular providers to remove Huawei and … [Read more...] about Japan bans Huawei and ZTE 5G networking hardware; will Canada be next?
The Japanese government is looking to ban Huawei and ZTE from participating in the country's 5G race, Reuters reports, citing insiders familiar with the plan. The move is said to be part of Tokyo's wider effort aimed at bolstering its infrastructure and make it more resilient to cyber attacks, as per the same source. While the measure has yet to be officially confirmed, its publication could happen early next week. Geng Shuang, an official of China's Foreign Ministry, said Beijing is deeply concerned about the reports and called for Japan to ensure "a fair competition environment" for Chinese firms operating in its wireless segment, concluding that "mutual trust" is at stake. The new report emerged a mere day after Huawei CFO was arrested in Canada on a U.S. request over suspected involvement in a conspiracy to violate stateside trade sanctions against Iran, according to recent reports. The U.S. continues lobbying against Chinese telecom tech The development comes shortly after … [Read more...] about Japan To Ban Huawei, ZTE From 5G Race Amid Controversies: Report
Another country has banned use of certain products made by Chinese tech giant Huawei.This week, New Zealand blocked its top telecom company, Spark, from using Huawei's equipment to build its 5G mobile network. The director of New Zealand's spy agency confirmed that doing so would "raise significant national security risks."In August, the Australian government banned Huawei technology from use in its 5G network, too, reportedly also because of national security concerns. In a statement, Huawei said it will "actively address any concerns" and work with the New Zealand government to "find a way forward."Over the years, U.S. lawmakers have been critical of the company due in part to its alleged ties to the Chinese government.The Wall Street Journal recently reported U.S. officials are pressuring allies, especially those that have U.S. military bases, to not work with the company because of their concerns.Additional reporting by Newsy affiliate CNN. Trending stories at … [Read more...] about New Zealand Bans Huawei Tech From Use In 5G Mobile Network
United States Senators Marco Rubio and Mark Warner have reportedly told Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to ban Huawei from taking part in deploying the nation's 5G mobile networks. According to a report by Reuters, Rubio and Warner cited "grave concerns" about using 5G equipment from the Chinese technology giant due to potential danger to US networks. "While Canada has strong telecommunications security safeguards in place, we have serious concerns that such safeguards are inadequate given what the United States and other allies know about Huawei," Rubio and Warner said in a letter to Trudeau. Huawei declined to comment. However, it last month denied similar reports that the Indian government had excluded it from taking part in joint 5G trials, saying it is currently proposing a set of solutions to support the government's requirements for a nationwide 5G rollout. "Huawei is an active participant in India's growing 5G ecosystem," Huawei told ZDNet. "Our … [Read more...] about US senators reportedly warn Trudeau to ban Huawei on 5G