New bill aims to block U.S. government agencies from communicating over Huawei or ZTE network equipment
H.R. 4747 wants to stop government contracts with telecom companies that use equipment from Huawei or ZTE.
Huawei and ZTE are familiar around these parts because they make some pretty good Android phones, but the bulk of their business comes from the networking equipment the two companies manufacture and sell. Worldwide, both Huawei and ZTE are known for providing equipment like network switches that perform well and aren’t crazy expensive. Their gear is popular, with Huawei being the top seller of networking equipment and ZTE coming in at number five — both companies are very important to China’s economy.