China’s dominant telco vendors ZTE Corp and Huawei will take part in US congressional hearings next month regarding investigations of alleged Chinese spy threats to US telecommunications infrastructure.
The House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence has invited both ZTE chairman Hou Weigui and Huawei deputy chairman Ken Hu to testify. ZTE’s US arm confirmed its participation in the upcoming congressional hearing but Huawei has yet to publicly comment on whether any of its executives would take part.
The FBI has launched an investigation into allegations that a top Chinese maker of phone equipment supplied Iran with U.S.-made hardware and software, including a powerful surveillance system, in violation of federal laws and a trade embargo, according to The Smoking Gun.
Investigators, who began their probe earlier this year, have also found evidence that the company planned to obstruct a Department of Commerce inquiry into the contract behind the sales.
Chinese handset giant ZTE has been forced to clarify that it’s no longer touting for new business in Iran, but remained vague about allegations that it sold the country’s largest telecoms firm a nationwide internet and phone surveillance system.
Chinese telecommunications company ZTE has demonstrated an optical fiber network transmitting at a blazing 1.7TBs!
The network which uses Wavelength Division Mutiplexing separtes data into different wavelengths and transmits them over the same optical fiber. In the demonstration, ZTE made use of 8 different channels, each transmitting at 216.4Gbps and covered a distance of 1,087 miles over standard optical cables.
Don't hope of this coming to an ISP near you within the next 5 years though.