The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that they ban telecom and surveillance equipment from Chinese companies Huawei, ZTE, Hytera, Hikvision, and Dahua due to national security threat.
“The FCC is committed to protecting our national security by ensuring that untrustworthy communications equipment is not authorized for use within our borders, and we are continuing that work here,” said Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel. “These new rules are an important
part of our ongoing actions to protect the American people from national security threats involving telecommunications” (Source: https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-bans-authorizations-devices-pose-national-security-threat).
The FCC is claiming that these companies – listed in covered list – are under the control of Chinese Government and creating a risk for national security.
At the beginning of the week, the British Government stopped installing made in China security cameras at sensitive buildings and areas. In western countries, possibility of interception and manipulation of communications has come to the fore frequently. It looks like sanctions like this will go on against Chinese companies in critical sectors.