In addition to my blog post from April 19, 2018, ZTE has once again made news according to a Washington Post May 2nd article. In the Washington Post article, the Pentagon instructed the military from selling ZTE and Huawei branded phones from U.S. military bases.
The Defense Department cited security risks posed by the devices made by Huawei and ZTE writing:
“Huawei and ZTE devices may pose an unacceptable risk to Department’s personnel, information and mission” and that “it was not prudent for the Department’s exchanges to continue selling them to DoD personnel.”
Besides phones, modems and other wireless products manufactured by ZTE and Huawei are also included in the ban.
Under the direction of the President, the move by the Pentagon was an attempt to limit the use of wireless equipment manufactured in China that may contain technology used to spy or hack US citizens and military personnel.