Carriers Must Have Clear Huawei Alternatives, Sens. Told

Law360 (March 4, 2020, 9:58 PM EST) -- A new law that creates a catalogue of alternatives to Chinese telecom vendors will go a long way toward helping U.S. companies adopt equipment that isn't compromised with secret access points, members of the Senate Commerce Committee heard on Wednesday.

Witnesses representing companies including Ericsson and Nokia testified that plenty of vendors are ready to fill a supply chain gap left as the U.S. shifts away from the inexpensive products made by Huawei, ZTE and other Chinese suppliers.

"Secure, trusted network equipment must be available for all carriers," said Competitive Carriers Association President Steven Berry, who represents some companies directed to...

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