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FCC to offer reimbursement to more telcos for Huawei replacement

by Harry Baldock, Total Telecom
Wednesday 14 July 21

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has increased the scope of its reimbursement scheme for small telcos, allowing more operators to apply for a share of the $1.9bn fund

It was in February 2020 that the FCC officially declared Huawei and ZTE a security risk and mandated US telcos to remove the vendors’ equipment from their networks.   Hytera, Hikvision, and Dahua equipment were also banned as part of the decision.   Naturally, the rip-and-replacement of equipment is not cheap and many operators, especially smaller…

It was in February 2020 that the FCC officially declared Huawei and ZTE a security risk and mandated US telcos to remove the vendors’ equipment from their networks.   Hytera, Hikvision, and Dahua equipment were also banned as part of the decision.   Naturally, the rip-and-replacement of equipment is not cheap and many operators, especially smaller…

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