FCC bars Huawei, ZTE from billions in federal subsidies
More problems for the Chinese tech companies."Given the threats posed by Huawei and ZTE to America's security and our 5G future, this FCC will not sit idly by and hope for the best, said FCC Chairman Ajit Pai in a statement during Friday's open meeting. "Today, we not only ensure that the federal funds in the USF are not spent on equipment or services from these suppliers, but we also propose a process to remove such equipment already deployed in USF-funded networks.
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators concerned about China ' s dominance in 5 G technology on Tuesday introduced legislation to help subsidize companies developing more secure 5 G gear. The bill would use US wireless auctions to fund the subsidy program that will be used to enhance research and
Senators propose pumping over $ 1 billion into 5 G alternatives to China ' s Huawei . A bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation Tuesday that would pump more than $ 1 billion into developing Western 5 G equipment alternatives to China ' s Huawei .
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators concerned about China's dominance in 5G technology on Tuesday. The bill would use US wireless auctions to fund the subsidy program that will be used to enhance research and development of 5G equipment and encourage the deployment of secure 5G technology throughout the world.
Six senators including, the leaders of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Richard Burr, a Republican from North Carolina, and Mark Warner, a Democrat from Virginia, introduced the Utilizing Strategic Allied Telecommunications Act. The legislation would allocate at least $750 million to companies developing 5G wireless technology. It would also create a $500 million fund to be doled out to companies deploying "trusted and secure" equipment around the world.
FCC bans carriers from buying Huawei, ZTE gear with subsidies
The FCC is acting on its vow to keep Chinese technology out of American wireless networks. Commissioners have unanimously approved an order barring any carrier receiving Universal Service Fund subsidizes from using that money to buy equipment from companies deemed a "national security threat" -- and of course, Huawei and ZTE are the first two companies considered threats. The measure also establishes a process for identifying other risky companies and will require audits.Regulators brought out a familiar argument to justify the decision.
Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei had denied that the company received subsidies in a BBC interview in February Since 2015 China has provided more funding each year to support its exports than the OECD' s 36 member-nations combined Nevertheless, Oi is working with Huawei to prepare for 5 G .
The two Chinese vendors have a combined market share in the European Union of more than 40%. Nokia said this week it had moved ahead of Huawei in total 5 G orders and had seen increased interest in its 5 G offering from European countries that have been debating the role of Chinese vendors in
The proposed bill doesn't call out specific companies, but the sponsors of the legislation made it clear that the legislation is designed to provide alternatives to gear made from Huawei and ZTE, Chinese telecom-equipment makers that have ties to the Chinese government.
"Every month that the US does nothing, Huawei stands poised to become the cheapest, fastest, most ubiquitous global provider of 5G, while U.S. and Western companies and workers lose out on market share and jobs." Warner, who co-founded the wireless company Nextel before entering public service and currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said in a statement. "It is imperative that Congress address the complex security and competitiveness challenges that Chinese-directed telecommunication companies pose."
Huawei teams with Devialet on a $300 smart speaker for China
Huawei has unveiled the Sound X, a smart speaker it build in conjunction with bespoke French HiFi company Devialet. On top of the premium look, it packs a 60 watt double subwoofer and 360-degree sound, along with Devialet's speaker active matching (SAM) that eliminates distortion and push-push woofer vibration-cancelling tech. It's also got one-touch control, Huawei's HiLink smart home control, Huawei's "Xiaoyi" voice assistant and support for Huawei music. The speaker was unveiled at the same time as Huawei's iPad Pro-like MatePad Pro tablet.
But Huawei , which brought in more than 0 billion in revenue last year, isn’t your ordinary And in March, the Federal Communications Commission proposed a rule that would stop US companies The FCC’ s Universal Service Fund provides subsidies to boost phone, wireless, and broadband
The Huawei logo is seen at the IFA consumer tech fair in Berlin on September 5. Photo: Reuters. A US House panel unveiled bipartisan legislation this week that would authorise US$ 1 billion for small and rural wireless providers to remove network equipment bought from companies including Huawei
National security officials fear that equipment from these manufacturers could be used to spy on other countries and companies. In May, President Donald Trump issued anfrom US communications networks. The Federal Communications Commission also voted last year to cut off funding to wireless carriers that use equipment from these firms because of the national security risk associated with the equipment.
Huawei and ZTE have denied their gear can be used to spy or to compromise US security.
Huawei is one of the biggest makers of 5G equipment, and its technology is considered to be the most advanced. It's also the second largestmaker behind Samsung, having surpassed Apple in 2018.
Huawei Mate 30 has no US parts in wake of ban
An analysis reportedly revealed that the Chinese company found replacement suppliers.The Huawei Mate 30 apparently contains no American-made components.
But the mood around Huawei ’ s headquarters in southern China suggests the company is girding itself for a future in which the United States is more bitter rival than friend. Huawei says it stockpiled months’ worth of U. S . parts before Washington announced the ban, in anticipation of the conflict.
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The company, founded in 1987 by a former officer of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, still has close ties to the Chinese government, according to six US intelligence chiefs, including the directors of the CIA, the FBI and the National Security Agency, who testified before Congress in 2018 that the company could conduct "" if its gear was used in US networks.
US officials say that the Chinese government has been subsidizing the company's growth abroad by enabling it to offer low-cost loans and other support in order to give it a competitive edge against Western equipment competitors.
The problem is especially concerning given the massive upgrades underway throughout the world toward next generation 5G wireless technology. The fifth generation of cellular technology promises download speeds 10 to 100 times faster than those of current 4G networks. It's being rolled out across the US and throughout the world.
Senator Burr, Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said in a statement today that it was important that Congress act now to protect networks of the future.
Huawei files legal petition challenging FCC's new restrictions
Move comes after agency barred US carriers from using federal funds to buy equipment from the embattled Chinese telecom.The FCC announced in November it had voted to prohibit the use of its $8.5 billion a year Universal Service Fund to purchase equipment and services from Huawei and ZTE. The government fund is used by multiple programs to subsidize US broadband deployment and services.
China ' s Huawei Technologies said it would invest . 1 billion in Italy over the next three years, as the Chinese telecoms giant called The United States has lobbied Italy and other European allies to avoid Huawei equipment and also to closely scrutinize ZTE, alleging the vendors could pose a security risk.
There are few global alternatives to Huawei , which has financial muscle – the company reported revenue for 2018 jumped He said 5 G was more secure than earlier systems. “ China has not and will not demand companies or individuals use methods that run counter to local laws or via installing
"[The] risks could prove disastrous if Huawei, a company that operates at the behest of the Chinese government, military, and intelligence services, is allowed to take over the 5G market unchecked," he said. "This legislation will help maintain America's competitive advantage and protect our national security by encouraging Western competitors to develop innovative, affordable, and secure 5G alternatives."
The proposed legislation calls for using proceeds from the FCC's sale of wireless spectrum licenses over the next five years to establish a fund of at least $750 million that can be used to subsidize research and development by any company using open-standards for 5G technology. This could help smaller US companies get a foothold in the 5G equipment market, which is dominated by Asian and European companies. Huawei largely competes with Scandinavian suppliers Ericsson and Nokia.
The FCC already has two major wireless spectrum auctions planned for this year. The legislation would allow the government to collect $750 million or 5% of all auction proceeds whichever figure is higher, for the fund.
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration, a division of the Commerce Department, would administer the funds and oversee the grant program.
The bill would also raise an additional $500 million for a Multilateral Telecommunications Security Fund, which will be controlled by the Department of State. US officials could use these funds to help carriers in other countries purchase non-Chinese equipment. The US has struggled to . The fund would also help the US play a bigger role in crafting international technical standards for 5G.
Economy: how Taiwan profits from the trade war
If mainland China suffers from the trade war waged with the United States, Taiwan benefits. Factories and investments hitherto concentrated on the continent returned to him. And the outgoing president is not for nothing. It has implemented an incentive policy to attract investment in new technologies, in which Taiwan is already a key player.
TSMC, Quanta Computer, Pegatron, Honhai, names that don't always say much. However, these are Taiwanese electronics giants whose main customers are called Apple or Huawei. All of them opened factories in mainland China many years ago, attracted by low production costs. But things are changing. Besides the fact that China is no longer as competitive, the trade war and its effects have prompted many Taiwanese companies to withdraw part of their investments.
The American "boost"
The additional tariffs imposed byadministration on Chinese exports have accelerated the movement. American customers like Dell and Intel prefer to see the production of computer servers in Taiwan, where computer security is more guaranteed than in China.
TSMC, the undisputed world leader in the foundry of semiconductors, central in the production of smartphones in particular, has planned to invest $ 15 billion in 2019, notably for the opening of several factories.
In all, in 2019, more than $ 22 billion was repatriated by Taiwanese companies to the island, according to government figures.
Google is investing $ 26 billion
Several other large groups such as Hon-Hai, which supplies components for Apple, have answered the call of. Because it is his voluntarism that also allows this movement back. At the end of 2018, it launched an ambitious action plan to encourage the repatriation of Taiwanese investments on the island (" for Welcoming Overseas Taiwanese Business to Return to Invest in Taiwan"). Easy access to land, to credits, are being deployed to primarily attract the semiconductor industry of which Taiwan is a world leader.
Foreign investors benefit. Google has committed $ 26 billion in 2019 to expand its data center on the island.
5G as an ally
The development of 5G phones puts Taiwan more than ever at the center of the world when it comes to manufacturing chips and semiconductors. Even if it is not the only producer, its technological advance concerning the manufacture of ever smaller and more efficient chips (5 nanometers, 3 nanometers) makes it essential. Including for Chinese phone manufacturers.is the second TSMC client after the American Apple. The outgoing president made it one of the primary arguments for defending Taiwan’s interests in the face of the Beijing assaults. An issue of sovereignty and independence.
China reportedly bans foreign hardware, software from government offices .
The technology is reportedly to be replaced with Chinese alternatives within three years.China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.