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US bans sale of Huawei, ZTE tech amid security fear

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Other companies listed include Hikvision, Dahua and Hytera, which make video surveillance equipment and two-way radio systems. 

It is the first time US regulators have taken such a move on security grounds.

Hikvision said that its products present no security threat to the US.

It said the decision “will do nothing to protect US national security, but will do a great deal to make it more harmful and more expensive for US small businesses, local authorities, school districts, and individual consumers to protect themselves, their homes, businesses and property.”

Huawei and others have previously denied supplying data to the Chinese government. The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said its members had voted unanimously on Friday to adopt the new rules.

“The FCC is committed to protecting our national security by ensuring that untrustworthy communications equipment is not authorised for use within our borders,” the commission’s chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel said in a statement. 

“These new rules are an important part of our ongoing actions to protect the American people from national security threats involving telecommunications,” she added.

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