US halts Huawei staff visas

first_img El fundador de Huawei propugna una transición hacia el software Blog: How is chip shortage affecting US? Home US halts Huawei staff visas Previous ArticleVerizon, Cellwize put AI to work for 5GNext ArticleSpotify bets on Russia potential in expansion move AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 15 JUL 2020 FCC mulls expanded Huawei, ZTE bans Related Authorcenter_img Diana Goovaerts Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more Huawei faced a fresh assault from the US government as officials set new visa restrictions on employees working for the vendor and other Chinese technology companies over alleged human rights abuses.Secretary of State Michael Pompeo (pictured, centre) stated the conditions apply to certain Huawei employees accused of providing “material support” to the Chinese Communist Party, which he accused of censoring political dissidents, and forcing citizens into internment camps and servitude. It is unclear how many Huawei workers will be impacted.He said employees of other Chinese technology companies will also be targeted, but did not elaborate.Pompeo warned global operators should “consider themselves on notice”.“If they are doing business with Huawei, they are doing business with human rights abusers”.Huawei has long denied ties to the Chinese government, a fact emphasised by founder and CEO Ren Zenghfei in a rare media briefing in early 2019. On its website, the company explains it is not possible for it to engage in spying because operators “control all aspects” of a network, including security and user data.The US move comes the day after the UK government banned the use of Huawei kit in operators’ 5G networks, a decision Pompeo praised.Pompeo noted the visa restrictions were implemented under a law allowing the US to block admission to individuals whose entry would “have potentially serious adverse foreign policy consequences”. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Español HuaweiUS sanction Tags last_img read more