Dylan McGrath, EETimes
10/9/2012 12:26 AM EDT
SAN FRANCISCO—A U.S. Congressional committee Monday (Oct. 8) warned American operators not to buy equipment from China's leading telecom equipment makers, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and ZTE Corp., citing potential risk to U.S. national security interests.
In a report, the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee strongly encouraged U.S. telecom operators to seek other vendors for their projects. "Based on available classified and unclassified information, Huawei and ZTE cannot be trusted to be free of foreign state influence and thus pose a security threat to the United States and to our systems," the report stated.
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