Report claims President Trump will ban Chinese equipment from U.S. mobile networks

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If the report is true, most of this has been prompted by the current issues the administration has with Huawei and its 5G programs.

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We rarely cover political stories here at Techaeris as we strive to remain neutral in such things. But a new report coming from the Politico and Fortune prompted us to inform our readers. Reports claim that President Trump will ban Chinese equipment from mobile networks in the United States. Supposedly, President Trump will be signing an executive order as early as next week.

If President Trump does sign this order, it would be a step towards what his administration has been asking others to do. If the report is true, most of this has been prompted by the current issues the administration has with Huawei and its 5G programs.

Australia, New Zealand and Japan have already effectively excluded Huawei from their 5G rollouts, and countries including Canada have been considering following suit. Thailand, meanwhile, bucked the trend on Friday by launching a test of Huawei’s 5G equipment. And German media reports that that country’s government is also not keen to implement a full ban.

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According to Politco, President Trump will sign the executive order before MWC19 in Barcelona goes live.

An unnamed source “close to the administration” told the publication: “Contracts are going out now… Extra stigma could change the situation out in the countries on this major decision.”

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The U.S. government has already banned Huawei and ZTE products from federal agencies. No word on how this will affect Lenovo, OnePlus, Vivo, Alcatel Mobile, TCL, and other Chinese owned brands. There is no evidence anyone but Huawei and ZTE have been targeted by the administration’s policies.

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Source: Fortune

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