FCC commissioner compares DJI drones to ‘Huawei on wings’ and calls for ban
Comparing DJI drone technology to "Huawei on wings," the senior Republican member on the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday called for a blanket ban on the Chinese company’s products. Specifically, the FCC’s Brendan Carr is recommending that products from DJI — the largest maker of drones in the world — be put on a blacklist, similar to what the US in 2019 did with Huawei. That move, of course, hobbled the latter company’s ambition to not only be one of the top global smartphone makers. It also disrupted Huawei’s hope to spread its 5G technology far and wide.
The Trump administration, warning that these kinds of products posed a potential national security threat, put a stop to that. And to understand why event the hint of something like this happening to DJI is a big deal, consider the following. Revenue at Huawei, as a result of the US-led blacklisting, has plummeted for three consecutive quarters. Buyers globally are fleeing the company’s products. Huawei has also slipped to #9 in smartphone sales. In response? Huawei has doubled down on alternative lines of business, like electric cars.
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October 19, 2021 at 04:50PM