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US Prez Trump signs bill to help telecoms replace Huawei equipment

Updated: March 13, 2020 11:46 am

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.

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