US Prez Trump signs bill to help telecoms replace Huawei equipment
The US President Donald Trump yesterday signed a bill that provides 1 billion US Dollor to help small telecom providers replace equipment made by Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE.
The legislation creates a reimbursement program that small telecom providers can use when removing and replacing equipment manufactured by entities deemed to pose national security risks.
The White House in a statement said the administration will not risk subjecting America’s critical telecommunications infrastructure to companies that are controlled by authoritarian governments or foreign adversaries.
The US government considers Chinese companies a security risk. However, both companies have denied that China uses its products for spying.