Tag: ZTE

FBI Chief Warns Against Companies Like ZTE

FBI Chief Warns Against Companies Like ZTE

Last Wednesday, FBI Director Christopher Wray told a Senate panel that his agency is “deeply concerned” about companies like ZTE gaining a foothold in the US market. Wray also questioned Trump’s change in tone with regards to the company, saying that he was not aware if the president had tried to consult them before promising on Twitter to help ZTE restore jobs after it was found to have violated US trade restrictions. Wray also said that companies such as ZTE that do not hold the same values should not be allowed to gain position within the country’s telecommunications network as […]

China Lauds Trump Move to Save ZTE Jobs

China Lauds Trump Move to Save ZTE Jobs

China this week praised US president Donald Trump for vowing to save jobs affected by the suspension of Chinese telecom giant ZTE in the US. In a tweet, Trump said that he is working with President Xi to get ZTE back in business citing his concerns about the massive job loss in China, adding that he had already given instructions to the Department of Commerce to act on it. Foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang praised Trump’s efforts and said that they will be in close communication with the US on the matter. US observers however, noted that the move was […]

ZTE Ceases Main US Operations Due to Ban

ZTE Ceases Main US Operations Due to Ban

China’s second biggest telecom equipment manufacturer, ZTE, said Wednesday that the ban imposed by the US government has prompted the company to shut down its main business operations in the country. Washington hit the phone maker with a ban last month for violating US export restrictions when it shipped components and technology to Iran. A spokesperson said, however, that they are appealing to have the ban changed or even reversed and have already submitted a request to the U.S. Commerce Department. At present, ZTE has suspended its online stores on its own website and on Alibaba Group’s e-commerce platform Taobao. […]

ZTE Says Judicial Recourse Against US Ban if Necessary

ZTE Says Judicial Recourse Against US Ban if Necessary

Chinese telco giant ZTE lashed out at the US for imposing an export ban on its products last Friday, saying that it may take legal action to protect the interests of the company and its investors. The phonemaker said that it had invested significant efforts since April 2016 to ensure its practices and processes were in compliance with export laws. Despite this, US Bureau of Industry Security still triggered the Suspended Denial Order which bans ZTE from buying components and software from US manufacturers for seven years. The US justified the ban by saying that company had issued false statements […]

UK Cyber Authority Issues Warning Against ZTE

UK Cyber Authority Issues Warning Against ZTE

The UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) had reportedly sent a letter to telcos urging them not to use equipment from ZTE, saying that the Chinese telecoms giant carried too much risk. The NCSC apparently said that new equipment and services from another Chinese supplier would render the country’s existing mitigations ineffective. ZTE competitor Huawei is already major supplier of networking equipment for fixed and wireless networks in the UK and is also engaged in 5G trials and Internet of Things (IoT) research.   The warning comes as another blow to ZTE after the US had imposed an export ban […]

ZTE Says it is a Trusted Partner After US Security Concerns on Huawei

ZTE Says it is a Trusted Partner After US Security Concerns on Huawei

China’s ZTE corporation said last Thursday that it is a “trusted partner” of its customers in the US. The statement was made in light of recent security concerns issued by lawmakers and intelligence experts on Chinese espionage via its telecommunications companies. Huawei and ZTE got singled out by senators including Senate Intelligence Committee chair Sen. Richard Burr who suspected ties between the companies and the Chinese government. Both companies had already been investigated in 2012 for providing equipment that could be used for foreign espionage on critical US infrastructure. However, a ZTE spokesperson responded and said that the publicly traded […]

Web Server Bug Affects Thousands of IoT Devices

Web Server Bug Affects Thousands of IoT Devices

A tiny web server called GoAhead which is used in thousands of IoT devices has recently been found to have a vulnerability that may enable malicious code to be executed remotely. The bug, discovered by Australian company Elttam, is estimated to have affected around 500,000 to 700,000 devices. The web server is embedded even in products from big industry names such as Comcast, Oracle, D-Link, ZTE, HP, Siemens, and Canon. Elttam had already reported the flaw to Embedthis, who immediately released a patch. However, hardware vendors will still have incorporate the said patch in an update for their affected products. […]