The United States declared Huawei and ZTE national security threat

The Federal Commission on communication (FCC) officially declared Chinese telecommunications companies Huawei and ZTE a threat to national security.

"Bureau FCC public and internal security formally announced that Huawei Technologies Company (Huawei) and ZTE Corporation (ZTE), and their parent and subsidiary companies and divisions, subject to FCC declared in November 2019 a ban on support for General services to purchase equipment or services from companies that represent a threat to national security", - reads the statement of the regulator.

"As a result, money from the Fund of the General services FCC 8.3 billion dollars can no longer be used for the acquisition, maintenance, improvement, modification and support of any equipment or services provided or manufactured by these suppliers," the statement said.

The head of the FCC Ajit Pai said that both companies are associated with the Communist party and military of China, and are also required under Chinese law to cooperate with the intelligence services of the PRC.

"Today's orders, which are based on a large database of evidence, Bureau of the FCC has made Huawei and ZTE to the list of security threats to telecommunication networks of America and for our future, associated with the 5G... the Current solution will protect the Fund of the General services of the FCC, the money paid through fees American consumers and companies in their phone bills. The Fund will not be used to support these suppliers who threaten our national security," said Pai.