part of a 150-day review that started after cybersecurity
concerns in the United States, officials are asking telecom
equipment makers if they can develop U.S.-bound hardware
including cellular-tower electronics as well as routers and
switches, and software outside of China, the WSJ reported.
In May, the Trump administration took aim at China's Huawei
Technologies Co Ltd, banning the firm from buying vital U.S.
technology without special approval and effectively barring its
equipment from U.S. telecom networks on national security
The talks are still in informal stages, the WSJ said, and any
executive order calls for only a list of proposed rules and
regulations by the 150-day deadline, in October, so any decision
could take years to adopt.
(Reporting by Mekhla Raina in Bengaluru; Editing by Marguerita
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