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Pentagon bans sale of Chinese phones at military exchanges

May 3, 2018

Via: FCW

The Pentagon announced that military exchange service stores and concessionaires will no longer sell Huawei and ZTE phones and telecommunications equipment.

According to Pentagon spokesman Maj. Dave Eastburn, the directive was issued April 25 at the behest of the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness. The directive was originally just for Huawei products but ZTE was added to the list due to “potential security concerns.”

“The three Department of Defense exchange services immediately ceased selling Huawei brand cellular phones, personal mobile internet modems, and related products, because these devices may pose an unacceptable risk to the Department’s personnel and mission,” Eastburn told FCW.

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