Concerns about the possibility of embedded malware or spying code is leading to the possibility that the U.S. government will not allow the use of technology from leading Chinese companies for many purposes.
A new wrinkle in the Huawei-US story. Congress has introduced a bill that would block Huawei/ZTE from selling telco equipment or services to any US government agency. https://t.co/jIyCOG8OAX
— Paul Mozur (@paulmozur) January 12, 2018
Techcrunch.com has the details:
There’s more misery ahead for Huawei, which just saw AT&T pull out of a deal to carry its first smartphone, and fellow Chinese tech firm ZTE.
The duo are well known for their growing smartphone businesses worldwide, but it is their more established telecom networking and equipment units that are again under fire in Washington. A new bill introduced to Congress proposes a ban preventing branches of the U.S. government from working with service providers that use any equipment from either company for security reasons.