US forbids US companies to supply ZTE any longer

Apr

16

2018

American companies are not allowed to supply ZTE components for seven years, according to the US government. At the same time, the British NCSC warns of security risks when using equipment from the Chinese manufacturer.

ZTE logo The ban on the supply to ZTE by American companies is a punishment measure, because the Chinese concern has not fulfilled agreements, reports Reuters . ZTE admitted last year to deliver products to Iran, which bypassed US sanctions. The company paid a $ 980 million fine and promised to dismiss four executives and impose 35 disciplinary sentences on others. The latter did not happen, ZTE admitted in March. According to the US, statements by ZTE can no longer be trusted.

Also on Monday, the British National Cyber ​​Security Center, part of intelligence agency GCHQ, warns that national security is compromised if ZTE network equipment is widely used in the country. That writes the Financial Times . The NCSC points out that the Chinese government is gaining more and more influence from companies and that the telecom industry of the United Kingdom already uses a lot of Huawei equipment. In addition, the use of ZTE equipment on a large scale would have a long-lasting negative effect on the safety of the UK. American intelligence services previously warned about the use of ZTE and Huawei equipment because of the security risks.

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