The Pentagon has decided to ban sales of Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE on US military bases for the whole world. This is about outlets in military installations or near military facilities in The United States and behind abroad, which serve American soldiers and sailors. The ban concerns smartphones, modems for mobile Internet and other products for mobile communications.
AT Pentagon fear that Huawei and ZTE can cooperate with authorities of China, which, in with Using smartphones can track the movement of the military. AT result in Celestial can find out about US military operations that use Chinese gadgets.
" Huawei and ZTE may represent an inapplicable risk to personnel, data and operations of the ministry. AT In the light of this information, it is not advisable to continue sale in stores of the Ministry " " Summed Pentagon spokesman Dave Eastburn.
Servicemen do not It is forbidden to buy Huawei smartphones and ZTE in other stores, but them it is worth "to have in kind of security risks. "
By the way, in last year on military bases sold 2,400 Huawei devices and ZTE.
AT The administration of President Donald Trump wants to enact a bill that restricts the supply of US telecommunications equipment from China. AT first of all, the draft law is aimed at Huawei and ZTE, which has long been in the field of view of the US authorities .
Why Huawei and ZTE
It is these companies that are suspected of espionage for China, and recently in ZTE imposed sanctions for violation of the trade embargo with Iran and North Korea. Recall that in for 7 years the manufacturer does not will be able to purchase American components for its products. AT respect Huawei conducted a same investigation .
Source: The Wall Street Journal 1 , 2