New Laws Set To Ban Huawei In USA Amid Security Concerns
The likelihood of Chinese-based Huawei launching in the United States is quickly fading, following potential legislation which could ban their entrance, citing intelligence risks.
Huawei was set to announce its partnership with American carrier, AT&T at CES 2018 – featuring Wonder Woman Gal Gadot – but this was soon tarnished, reportedly following pressure from US lawmakers.
According to The Information members of America’s House and Senate intelligence comittees sent the FCC (which oversees AT&T’s deal) a letter, which cited national security issues as a concern.
US congress members are now reportedly moving forward with a bill, which would result in the US Federal Government being banned from doing business with any business/service provider which works with or uses equipment from Chinese-based Huawei or ZTE. They speculate both companies have ties with the Chinese government and pose security risks.
Huawei’s sales in the United States have been comparatively low, largely because none of America’s top four carriers offer the brand.
The new bill has to pass America’s House, Senate and be signed by President Trump to come into effect.