US may bar Huawei, ZTE from government subsidy programme

The US telecom regulator wants to classify the Chinese firms as national security risks, affecting rural US carriers. Rural telecom carriers in the United States could lose access to an $8.5bn government fund to purchase equipment or services from China‘s Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corp, as the US telecommunications regulator plans to vote in November to designate them as national security risks. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) also plans to propose requiring those carriers to remove and replace equipment from such designated companies, its officials said on Monday. At a meeting…

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