Lei Feng News, the U.S. Senate on February 28 approved a case that would ban the use of federal funds from
At present, the case has been sent to President trump of the United States for signature.
It's the last step
In fact, the full name of the case is the secure and trusted communications network act, which was originally proposed by members of the house of Representatives, including Frank pellone Jr., chairman of the house energy and Commerce Committee, Greg Walden, Doris Matsui and Brett Guthrie.
In a joint statement on Thursday, they said:
In today's interconnected world, the future of wireless in the United States depends on whether it has a secure network free from foreign malicious interference. Huawei technology exists in our network, which poses a huge threat to the economic security of the United States... We thank our colleagues in the Senate for passing this important bill, and look forward to the president's signature to make it effective.
Roger wicker, chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, also expressed appreciation for the adoption of the case. He said:This legislation will provide a meaningful guarantee for our communication network and a more secure connection for Americans.
All in all, the case has been approved by the house of Representatives and the Senate. As long as trump signs, it can become a real law.However, the move will have a significant impact on rural telecom operators in the United States.
According to a document submitted by the rural Wireless Association to the Federal Communications Commission in 2018, about 25% of member companies use Huawei or ZTE equipment.
Therefore,The filing also requires the Federal Communications Commission to set up a $1 billion fund to help rural telecommunications networks dismantle and replace Huawei and ZTE equipment。
US $1 billion is seriously under funded
As one of the main players in the incident,Huawei has also responded
A Huawei spokesman said:Unfortunately, the legislation just passed is seriously underfunded.
Moreover, the legislation will put great pressure on local wireless communication providers to provide safe and reliable network equipment, and ultimately damage the interests of local enterprises and consumers.
Although the purpose of the case is to provide a strong and secure network for all Americans, the implementation of the case will be difficult in terms of the current domestic situation in the United States.Moreover, Huawei also warned that the passage of the case may lead to the consequences of layoffs in its US business.
Shortly before the filing, however, the Federal Communications Commission passed a rule prohibiting telecoms companies from using it
The committee also announced that it has started to collect information about the use of Huawei and ZTE equipment and services by telecom operators in their networks. Recipients of the general service fund must share the information with the FCC through a special portal by April 22, including the usage and cost details of relevant equipment.
The information collected by this provision may be used to help plan the use of the $1 billion fund in this case and help the Federal Communications Commission determine whether further measures are needed.