July 26, 2022 · less than 3 min read
The Chinese telecom company has installed equipment across cell towers near rural American military bases – and it wasn’t with money in mind.
No way Huawei
The FBI and Huawei aren’t exactly a match made in heaven. Back in 2019, Huawei was charged with bank fraud, wire fraud, and conspiracy to defraud the United States, and the FBI has long had an eye on the Chinese company’s dealings.
It’s no surprise then that they are butting heads once again. This time, the FBI is investigating a pattern of Huawei-installed equipment on cell towers that are conveniently located near military bases in rural America. What makes things fishier, is that doing so brought no financial benefits to Huawei. Food for thought, right?
Is there any meat on the bones of the FBI case? The investigation offers some real insight into the US government’s motive behind the “rip and replace” program, which is aiming to remove Huawei’s tech from the US entirely.
But is the FBI just being paranoid? Huawei has said that its equipment “only operates on the spectrum allocated by the FCC for commercial use”, and the rip and replace program shows there is a genuine agenda against the tech company. But hey, there’s no smoke without fire. Let’s keep an eye out for more flames.
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