Huawei sues FCC for icing U.S. business, claiming a lack of evidence

Huawei is suing the Federal Communications Commission over a measure passed last month that limits the Chinese telecommunication firm’s ability to conduct business in the U.S. The suit, filed in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, which has jurisdiction over Huawei’s headquarters in Texas, involves the FCC’s recent decision to designate Huawei as a security risk. It blocks U.S. firms from using government subsidies to purchase Huawei equipment. The suit alleges the U.S. government flouted Huawei’s due process rights, and represents the $107 billion company’s latest effort against a Trump administration effort to isolate Huawei from the construction of 5G cellular infrastructure. “The FCC claims that Huawei is a security threat, but FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has not provided any evidence,” Song Liuping, Huawei’s chief legal officer said Thursday during a press conference in Shenzhen, China, according to The New York Times. The FCC told CyberScoop it did not have anything to say about the lawsuit yet. The … Continue reading Huawei sues FCC for icing U.S. business, claiming a lack of evidence