Huawei announced that it is suing the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) for approving an order that says that any mobile carriers is banned from using money from the Universal Service Fund (USF) to buy any equipment’s from Chinese companies like Huawei and ZTE. These companies like Huawei and ZTE are banned specifically by FCC saying that they impose a national security threat to the United States of America.
Huawei, which is the world’s second-largest mobile supplier, thus sued FCC for approving an order without any evidence and ruining the company’s reputation. The USF, which is worth about $8.5 billion, is used for providing American companies funds for building communication infrastructure in rural and other areas. According to the New York Times, many small companies of the US uses gears from the Huawei as they are cheap and best. But, we know that all the big no longer buy goods from Huawei.
Thus, this ban will ruin the reputation of the company than the trade. Thus, the Chinese tech giant filed a lawsuit against the Federal Communication Commission today. Song Liuping, the chief legal officer of Huawei, said that the chairman of the FCC Ajit Pai does not have any evidence for the statement or the ban that the Huawei company is a national security threat to the US.
Song Liuping says, “This is a common tread in Washington these days.“ And added, “The FCC’s order violates the Constitution, and we have no choice but to seek legal remedy.“Source
The tech giant Huawei has appealed for the fifth time at the United States Court to review and overturn the ban by the FCC. It has appealed to declare the ban “unlawful” as it has no evidence or a valid reason for the ban.
Huawei also says that the FCC and the US Government as labeled it has a national security threat without any evidence and going against the American law it has been banning the companies trade with the US. Song also added that the rural carriers in Montana, Kentucky and Wyoming in the America, trade with our company Huawei as they like the quality and integrity of all our equipment’s.
And we all know that this not the first time Huawei legally defended itself. It has nearly happening for a year. That is, precisely earlier this year, Huawei defended itself for the US government. That is, Huawei sued the US government for banning all the major companies from trading with Huawei.
The US government restricted Huawei business inside the US, and it also hacked all Huawei servers and emails. And Huawei also sued the French researchers and journalists for defaming the companies reputation in public. That is, for saying that the company has ties with the Chinese government and is used for espionage in media and in public. Thus, it sued those just last month. And lastly, the company sued the FCC for restricting its little business which is leftover in the US.
Song also said that the reason and excuse for their ban is that the company is Chinese. He says that Ajit Pai is targeting because Huawei is a Chinese company. Song added, “He has tried to spread fear about Huawei. He uses words like ‘back door’ to scare people, but offers no proof. “
According to a report by a nonprofit research group in Washington, Huawei has spent nearly $1.9 million on the Washington lobbyists in the first nine months of this year alone. But it is a lot more compared to $165,000 last year spent that is 2018 on the same matter. In an interview, Ren Zhengfei, the CEO of Huawei said that the decision made by the FCC is against the rule and against the bedrock principle which states that the American government must serve according to the best interests of the Americans.
The Trump administration says that Huawei devices could allow Chinese spies to spy on your sensitive US communications. But, Huawei denies that none of its devices are like that. Though, this did not include US President Donald Trump from raising this issue with several other countries. Even in the NATO summit, he mentioned that they would not use Huawei products as they pose a national threat, especially the “5G networks “.
A Huawei executive said that the company’s revenue form the US is very less compared to the global revenue. The company’s global revenue alone hit $105 billion last year. But, Huawei is defending itself to uphold its reputation with the global market. As the company just signed nearly 50 5G contracts around the world with different carriers.