Pentagon Bans Sale of ZTE, Huawei Phones on Military Bases

Pentagon bans sale of Huawei and ZTE phones on US military bases

The Pentagon has ordered all stores on USA military bases worldwide to ban mobile phones and other telecommunications equipment made by the Chinese companies Huawei Technologies Co.

"Huawei and ZTE devices may pose an unacceptable risk to the department's personnel, information, and mission", Pentagon spokesman Army Maj.

Service members will not be prohibited from using the devices outright or from bringing them to work, but the Defense Department stressed that they "should be mindful of the security risks posed by the use of Huawei devices, regardless of where they were purchased".

Huawei faces ongoing troubles in the US.

The Pentagon declined to provide the technical details of potential threats. In light of this information, it was not prudent for the department's exchanges to continue selling them. United States tariffs on steel and aluminum imports are also at issue.

It's no secret that the United States government is not a fan of Huawei or ZTE.

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ZTE did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

USA lawmakers and the Trump administration have pressured US companies to not sell Huawei or ZTE products, saying they potentially could be used to spy on Americans. The US government imposed a ban on American tech, which means ZTE can't buy phone components created by US companies.

ZTE called the move "extremely unfair".

The products were removed from exchange service stores and exchange concessionaires worldwide following warnings from top USA intelligence officials and lawmakers that Chinese mobile phones could track movements of the military.

It has denied that its products pose a security risk. Though these devices can no longer be sold on military base retail stores, nor in retail stores near them that specifically cater to U.S. personnel, troops can still purchase the devices elsewhere for personal use.

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