The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has proposed new sanctions on various Chinese companies, including Huawei.
The new sanctions on Huawei, ZTE and other Chinese companies are aimed at further limiting the use of 5G wireless and other technologies developed by them.
The FCC unanimously approved the proposed ban, which would prohibit future use of telecommunications and video surveillance equipment manufactured by five companies, including Huawei.
All of these companies are considered a threat to national security by the United States, and the new proposal would remove the devices of those companies currently on all networks.
“We have proposed direct action against unreliable equipment and companies,” FCC Acting President Jessica Rosen Versailles said in a statement.
A Huawei spokesman, meanwhile, described the new decision as “misleading” and “unnecessary.” ۔
ZTE has not yet issued a statement in this regard.
President Joe Biden has taken a hard line against Huawei from the Trump administration and the Chinese company’s problems have not abated.
It is believed that the US government blacklisted Huawei in May 2019, declaring it a threat to national security, after which the sanctions were gradually tightened.
As a result of US sanctions, sales of Huawei’s smartphones have been severely affected by the loss of Google services and it is no longer one of the world’s top smartphone companies.
Public opinion on the FCC’s proposed sanctions will be sought first, followed by a final vote.