For the first time in its history, the FCC is preemptively banning new tech because its suppliers are considered a threat to national security.
There has been a flurry of investigations into Chinese-owned firms that import or manufacture phones, including Huawei and Xiaomi.
The US government has allocated less than half of the USD5.3bn required to reimburse telcos for scrapping Huawei and ZTE gear.
The government of China has every reason to disrupt US ambitions by copying and improving upon US plans for verifying CLIs globally.
The Canadian government originally promised to make a decision about Huawei in 2019.
The US government has promised to compensate networks for removing Huawei and ZTE equipment.
The Secure Equipment Act effectively forbids Huawei, ZTE and three other Chinese manufacturers selling new equipment to US telcos.
US logistics business Teltech Group wants to help small telcos track and destroy their Huawei and ZTE gear.
Republican Marco Rubio and Democrat Ed Markey want to stop the purchase of tech supplied by firms deemed a national security risk.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) also wants to revoke access for three carriers ‘controlled by communist China’.