MOSCOW, March 26. /TASS/. The Federal Communications Commission of the United States added products of Russia’s Kaspersky Lab software company and two Chinese companies into its list of equipment and services that pose a security threat, the watchdog said on Friday.
"The Federal Communications Commission’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau today added equipment and services from three entities - AO Kaspersky Lab, China Telecom (Americas) Corp, and China Mobile International USA Inc. - to its list of communications equipment and services that have been deemed a threat to national security, consistent with requirements in the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019," the commission said in a press release.
According to the updated list, the designation applies to "information security products, solutions, and services supplied, directly or indirectly, by AO Kaspersky Lab or any of its predecessors, successors, parents, subsidiaries, or affiliates."
In June 2020, FCC resolved to designate Chinese telecoms companies Huawei and ZTE as a threat to the US national security. An appeal from Huawei and ZTE to review the decision was later rejected. On March 12, 2021, the regulator added China’s Hytera Communications Corp., Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co. and Dahua Technology Co. to the list.