The "Defending U.S. Government Communications Act", sponsored by Republican Michael Conaway, cites national security concerns and the companies' alleged ties to the Chinese state and military forces as reasons for the move.
US lawmakers are advising companies from the USA that if they have any ties with China Mobile or Huawei, it could hurt their chances of doing business with the government. This seems more like a battle in a wider trade war than something related to spying.
Will U.S. citizens get their first 5G phones from Huawei or ZTE?
However, according to the aides, Senators and Representatives want AT&T to halt this collaborative effort with Huawei. AT&T has also been warned to avoid using Huawei hardware for their subsidiaries like Cricket Wireless.
Today's report suggests that AT&T walked away from Huawei under pressure from government regulators, who were most likely lobbied by the same members of Congress involved in the investigation.
Brutal gang rapes: Haryana Police conducting raids to nab culprits
Meanwhile, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar assured the culprit in the case would be nabbed soon. Reportedly, her liver was also found ruptured and she had about 19 injuries on her face and body.
Snow may cause dicey travel Sunday night into Monday morning
Winds will shift and come from the west and southwest by tomorrow bringing a much warmer afternoon with highs around 50. Because roads will likely be snow covered, we will be under a Winter Weather Advisory from 6 PM until noon on Monday.
Google makes little noise buying United Kingdom sound tech startup Redux
I am not sure but the display-speaker integration may also help Google improve the haptic feedback on their phones. Google has declined to comment on the acquisition, including how much might have been paid for Redux .
According to a report out of Reuters this morning, United States lawmakers are urging AT&T to further cut commercial ties with China-based smartphone manufacturer Huawei.
The trade war works both ways: Google and Facebook have always been banned from the China market.
"The next wave of wireless communication has enormous economic and national security implications".
Reuters reports that congressional aides have claimed that the United States government is seeking to block plans for China Mobile to enter the USA market. "Allowing Huawei, ZTE, and other related entities access to USA government communications would be inviting Chinese surveillance into all aspects of our lives".
Neither of the companies offered official statements, but AT&T did tell Reuters that it's yet to make a decision on 5G suppliers.
In recent years, both companies have been investigated for breaking USA laws: Huawei has been accused of assisting an alleged elite cyberwarfare unit of China's army, as well as bribery, corruption, and immigration violations, while ZTE pled guilty to selling sanctioned computer equipment to Iran, and allegedly obstructed an investigation into the sales. Due to this bill, Huawei has already lost their deal to AT&T resulting in the company's CEO to go off script at CES presentation.