FCC Denies ZTE Petition for Reconsideration of its National Security Threat Designation


The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC or Commission) Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB or Bureau) has denied ZTE Corporation’s (ZTE) petition for reconsideration of the Bureau’s Designation Order finalizing its designation as a threat to U.S. national security and communications networks.  ZTE’s petition argued that the Bureau’s Designation Order exceeded the scope of the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act and made erroneous claims about ZTE’s products and prior responses to the Bureau.  The Bureau found no basis for reconsideration and as a result, providers will continue to be barred from purchasing or supporting ZTE equipment and services with Universal Service Fund (USF) support.

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