The U.S. Federal Communications Commission to open program to replace Huawei equipment in U.S. networks

By: MOS Media Team – CloudSky

Since Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei, signed an extension of prosecution agreement with the local prosecutor of the U.S. government and was taken back to Shenzhen by a special government plane, the whole country of CCP has been jubilant. It seems that CCP has won a great diplomatic victory, and Huawei and Ms. Meng have cleaned up their grievances. However, before the excitement subsided, the news of slapping came. On September 27 today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued an announcement to start dismantling Huawei & ZTE’s network made for the United States. The message is as follows:

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. FCC on Monday said it would open a $1.9 billion program to reimburse mostly rural U.S. telecom carriers for removing network equipment made by Chinese companies deemed national security threats like Huawei and ZTE Corp.

The program, which was finalized in July, will open Oct. 29 for applications through Jan. 14, 2022.

Last year, the FCC designated Huawei and ZTE as national security threats to communications networks – a declaration that barred U.S. firms from tapping an $8.3 billion government fund to purchase equipment from the companies. The FCC in December adopted rules requiring carriers with ZTE or Huawei equipment to “rip and replace” that equipment.

The issue is a big one for rural carriers that face high costs and difficulty finding workers to remove and replace equipment.

The FCC’s final order expanded the companies eligible for reimbursement from those with 2 million or fewer customers to those with 10 million or fewer customers. The FCC in September 2020 estimated it would cost $1.837 billion to remove and replace Huawei and ZTE equipment from networks.

In June, the FCC voted to advance a plan to ban approvals for equipment in U.S. telecommunications networks from Chinese companies deemed national security threats like Huawei and ZTE. The FCC could also revoke prior equipment authorizations issued to Chinese companies. In March, the FCC designated five Chinese companies as posing a threat to national security under a 2019 law aimed at protecting U.S. communications networks.

The affected companies included the previously designated Huawei and ZTE, as well as Hytera Communications Corp, Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co and Zhejiang Dahua Technology Co.In. August 2020, the U.S. government barred federal agencies from buying goods or services from any of the five Chinese companies.

The above news shows that Huawei itself was the worst loser in the Meng Wanzhou incident. The United States sued Meng Wanzhou for conspiracy to commit fraud to commit wire transfer fraud, bank fraud. Meng’s signature acknowledged that she played a major role in the implementation of a plan to defraud global financial institutions, and explained that the signature was carried out without any coercion. This is actually a legal proof of Huawei’s criminal facts. So the United States has a legal basis for any punishment. Huawei is unable to fight back. This undoubtedly dealt a heavy blow to the CCP, and it is our Revolution of Expose’s expected result.

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