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US to bar telecom equipment from Huawei and ZTE

Spying concerns cited by FCC are likely to inflame trade tensions with Beijing

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WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission announced on Tuesday a ban on U.S. telecom companies buying communications equipment from foreign companies that present a security risk, with a high-ranking FCC official saying Huawei Technologies and ZTE are potential targets in the crackdown.

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