UK, US Governments Warn Against Buying ZTE Hardware

NCSC warns UK telcos against ZTE equipment due to 'national security' concerns

The action today stems from an fine imposed on ZTE one year ago, March 23rd, that totaled $1.1 billion - a record, the Department said - after the USA determined the company engaged in "a multi-year conspiracy to violate the US trade embargo against Iran to obtain contracts to supply, build, operate, and maintain telecommunications networks in Iran using USA -origin equjpment, and also illegally shipping telecommunications". "Many banks and companies even outside the U.S. are not going to want to deal with them", said Eric Hirschhorn, a former U.S. Undersecretary of Commerce who was heavily involved in the case.

The ruling comes as a outcome of ZTE's actions after a court ruling past year.

The Chinese company, which sells smartphones in the United States, paid $890 million in fines and penalties, with an additional penalty of $300 million that could be imposed. But the Chinese company admitted in March that while it had fired the four senior employees, it had not disciplined or reduced bonuses to the 35 others.

Unlike Huawei, ZTE is a state-owned company, which seems to raise more questions even for the United Kingdom government, which hasn't banned Huawei hardware yet. ZTE pled guilty in a United States federal court to violating USA economic sanctions against Iran and North Korea. "It's certainly going to make it very hard for them to produce and will have a potentially significant short and long-term negative impact on the company".

The order against ZTE also means American companies can no longer sell any type of technology to ZTE to minimize the chances that ZTE would once again export that technology elsewhere.

Beyoncé Makes History As First Black Woman to Headline Coachella
The audience has already started counting days but for now watch the best moments of Beyonce at Coachella . Cardi B- She has been ruling the charts for the last couple of months and has been receiving a lot of love.

Kingdom Hearts 3 trailer shows off old school mini games
If you have participated in discussions about Kingdom Hearts 3 , you must've at least viewed a couple of fan-made endings. The retailer later changed the release date to December 31, indicating that the game will arrive this year.

Timberwolves miss an opportunity in Game 1 loss to Houston
Houston average 122 points per game against the T-wolves, with an average margin of victory of 15 points. Eric Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Clint Capela is grabbing 10.8 rebounds.

The company was supposed to take disciplinary action against multiple individuals at ZTE.

As part of the original settlement with the US, ZTE agreed to a seven year suspended denial of privileges sentence.

The U.S. government had allowed the company continued access to the U.S. market under the 2017 agreement.

"ZTE misled the Department of Commerce.Instead of reprimanding ZTE staff and senior management, ZTE rewarded them.This egregious behaviour can not be ignored", Ross said.

The move is the latest crackdown on telecom equipment suppliers by governments around the world who are showing increasing concern about using telecoms networks supplied by Chinese companies.

Related:

  • Samsung's new phone doesn't have internet connectivity to distract you

    Samsung's new phone doesn't have internet connectivity to distract you

    The device is rumored to run Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 or Samsung's in-house Exynos 9810 chip depending on the region. Regarding their screen size, the Samgung Galaxy S9 has a 5.8-inch screen while the S9+ has a 6.2-inch screen.
    Manchester City wins English Premier League title after rivals Manchester United stumble

    Manchester City wins English Premier League title after rivals Manchester United stumble

    Pep Guardiola's side cant be caught at the top of the table after United's shock defeat to the bottom-of-the-table Baggies. Mark Ogden, ESPN : "City have looked down on everyone this season virtually since the first ball was kicked last August".
    Flood Warnings In Effect, May Influence Morning Commute

    Flood Warnings In Effect, May Influence Morning Commute

    The National Weather Service has issued its first flood watch for the weekend in anticipation of heavy rain falling this weekend. The weather service says the bulk of the storms are expected to move through the area just before or during the morning commute.
  • CJ Anderson released by Broncos, should Dolphins sign RB?

    CJ Anderson released by Broncos, should Dolphins sign RB?

    Anderson is coming off the best volume season of his career, during which he ran for over 1,000 yards and totaled four touchdowns. As ESPN's Bill Barnwell noted, the path the Broncos took to get to this point with Anderson was rather interesting.
    Michy Batshuayi's World Cup Place in Jeopardy with Season-Ending Injury

    Michy Batshuayi's World Cup Place in Jeopardy with Season-Ending Injury

    Chelsea are breathing a sigh of relief after it was confirmed that striker Michy Batshuayi has not broken his leg or ankle. A commitment for the Belgium national team at the World Cup in Russian Federation is still in the range of possibility.
    Seven inmates killed in SC  prison violence

    Seven inmates killed in SC prison violence

    They say the incident began around 7:15 pm Sunday and involved multiple inmate-on-inmate altercations in three housing units. The facility houses 1,500 inmates including some of South Carolina's most violent and longest serving offenders.
  • Messaging App 'Telegram' Has Been Banned In Russia

    Messaging App 'Telegram' Has Been Banned In Russia

    Legal Disclaimer: The content of this website (smartereum.com) is meant to convey general information only. Messenger's refusal to hand over its encryption keys to the FSB provoked the trial in the first place.
    The Walking Dead season 8 review:

    The Walking Dead season 8 review: "Drawn out and insignificant"

    When Jesus asks what she's going to do, she says that they will build the Hilltop back up and make it work better than before. The all-out war with Negan is finally over. "Carl didn't know a damn thing", croaked a bleeding Negan.

    Shire plc (NASDAQ:SHPG) Sees RSI Reach 61.37

    Many traders will use a combination of moving averages with different time frames to help review stock trend direction. The lowest price the stock reached in the last trading day was $155.94 and compares with the $123.73 52-week low.
  • Syria's allies say airstrikes undercut political resolution

    Syria's allies say airstrikes undercut political resolution

    Security Council rejected a Russian resolution calling for condemnation of the "aggression" by the U.S., France and Britain.
    Pakistan include five uncapped players in Test squad

    Pakistan include five uncapped players in Test squad

    Pakistan start their tour with a four-day warm-up game against Kent before playing a historic one-off Test against Ireland. The 22-year-old - who made his ODI debut last year - earned a call-up for the tour of Ireland and England next month.
    Donald Trump is 'morally unfit' to be president, James Comey blasts

    Donald Trump is 'morally unfit' to be president, James Comey blasts

    A big topic of discussion in Comey's interview was his effect on the 2016 presidential campaign. In a written statement to the committee , Comey claimed that Trump had asked him for "loyalty".

Comments

Latest news

Tesla Model 3 Celebrates Growth, No Improvements On Quality
Institutions purchase large blocks of a company's outstanding shares and can exert considerable influence upon its management. A simple moving average is an indicator that calculates the average price of a security over a specified number of periods.

Sega Ages for Switch Series Could Include Games for Saturn and Dreamcast
Plus Genesis versions of Thunder Force IV , Sonic the Hedgehod, and the original arcade version of Gain Ground . Over time, the SEGA Ages series grew to encompass enhanced ports of dozens of games across multiple systems.

BJP releases second list of 82 candidates for Karnataka elections
The party is yet to name candidates for Shantinagar segment in Bengaluru Central, Kittar, Nagthan, Sindgi, Raichur and Melukote. The list has 15 women candidates, five more than what the party had fielded in the previous Assembly elections.

Manchester United 0 v West Brom 1 - story of the match
On an individual level, the likes of Pogba, Sanchez and Lukaku failed to produce the spark and unlock West Brom's stellar defence. Yet, in order to do that, they would have to repeat performances like that one for the best part of the 38 matches.

After Outcry, Weibo Does U-Turn on Gay Content Ban
At the end of the article, he made his Weibo account public, and chose to come out as gay despite long fears of discrimination. In the post, the author wondered why China, as the world's second-largest economy, "can't be inclusive of two sexualities".

46 injured as protesters clash with Police in Yerevan
Tensions in Armenia often flare up during presidential and parliamentary elections. Many Armenians accuse the government of corruption and mismanaging the economy.

Syria Strikes: British Prime Minister Faces Backlash For Bypassing Parliament
British Prime Minister Theresa May described the strike as "limited and targeted". He reiterated that Canada condemns the use of chemical weapons in Ghouta.

India to get normal monsoon rains in 2018: IMD
Forecast suggests maximum probability for normal rainfall and a low probability for deficient rainfall during the season. As per historical data, the long-period average (LPA) rainfall - between June and September - is 89cm.

No justice in Mecca Masjid blast case: Owaisi
The state government in January 2013 had paid Rs three lakh each to 20 people and Rs 20,000 each to 50 people. Gupta, acquitted in this case, was sentenced to life in jail previous year for the Ajmer Sharif dargah blast.

7 inmates killed in "incident" at maximum security SC prison
A sign in front of the Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, South Carolina, is seen in this image from Google Maps. The South Carolina Department of Corrections first posted about the "ongoing situation" late Sunday night.

Safdar terms firing at Justice Ijazul Ahsan's residence 'cheap tactic'
Initial investigation says one bullet hit the main gate of the house while another bullet spot has been found on kitchen's wall. The TV channel reported that Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar has reached the residence of the Supreme Court judge.

Sony Launches Xperia XZ2 Premium with 16:9 4K Display in 2018
What are your opinions on the design and the specs? Pricing hasn't been announced, but don't expect it to be cheap. The Xperia XZ2 Premium is encased in curved 3D glass and with an aluminum frame and a mirror-like chrome finish.

Brendan Rodgers named on four-man shortlist to replace Conte
Asked what he thought the defeat meant for his own position, he said: "I'm not going to talk about my role". We didn't put them under enough pressure and allowed them to play through us too easily.

USA's Hasay pulls out of Boston Marathon
Rupp took a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics then followed his Boston debut runner-up effort with a Chicago victory. For all the impact made by Hasey in recent months, she was soundly beaten over 15 kilometres recently by Molly Huddle.

Jon Rahm earns two-shot win at Open de Espana
It gave him a two-shot victory over Ireland's Paul Dunne . "I saw the willingness and the feeling everybody had". Jon Rahm is making a nice habit of pulling off remarkable feats.

Other news