A federal judge in Texas on Tuesday ruled against Huawei’s legal challenge to a U.S. law that restricted the company to do business with federal agencies and their contractors.
The Chinese tech giant is disappointed by the decision and will to continue to search for further legal options, told a Huawei Spokesman to Reuters.
“While we understand the paramount significance of national security, the approach taken by the U.S. Government in the 2019 NDAA provides a false sense of protection while undermining Huawei’s constitutional rights. We will continue to consider further legal options,” says a Huawei spokesman.
Huawei filed the lawsuit in March 2019, saying a law is limiting its business in the US and is unconstitutional.
Huawei challenged the constitutionality of Section 889 of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (2019 NDAA), which prohibits the federal agencies and their contractors from purchasing Huawei’s equipment and services.
“Equipment and services are subject to advanced security procedures, and no backdoors, implants, or other intentional security vulnerabilities have been documented in any of the more than 170 countries in the world where Huawei equipment and services are used.” The lawsuit mentioned.
The U.S. is continuously alleging Huawei of being a security threat and pursuing allies countries to ban Huawei from the 5G network development, of which most of them have denied.