Five Chinese companies including Huawei are backlisted by FCC US telecom regulator

Five Chinese companies – Huawei Technologies, Hytera Communications Corp., Hikvision Digital Technology, and Dahua Technology. – were named to a new blacklist published by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on national security grounds under a 2019 law.

This makes the FCC the latest regulator to maintain such a list. Other agencies with similar lists include the US Department of Commerce and the Department of Defense. Each list carries different implications, though they are all designed to steer investors, suppliers, and customers away from the companies – sometimes forcibly.