Washington: The United States military bases staff now cannot use phones and other accessories of Chinese manufacturers.
According to Pentagon, ZTE and Huawei phones are banned due to the security risks associated with these phones. They further elaborated that the Chinese consumer electronics devices are tracking users and stealing their data.
Major Dave Eastburn, the Pentagon spokesman, said that ZTE and Huawei phones are posing a huge risk to military staff’s information and mission. He further added that our military-run stores on the US bases will no longer sell these phones and accessories. He further added that the order was also given to pull Huawei phones on 25 April. In addition, ZTE phones and related accessories are also removed from the Pentagon’s exchange services stores.