Huawei in addition to another Chinese hardware maker, ZTE, have seen equipment banned for certain uses for years. however President Donald Trump will be planning a brand-new executive order for early March of which could more extensively ban equipment made by these companies, an administration official confirmed to

As has been the case in different countries, such as Australia, the brand-new ban will be likely to focus on equipment meant to enable 5G, the next generation of wireless internet. The 5G standard promises to provide connections repeatedly faster than the current standard, LTE.

This kind of comes as Trump’s administration has reportedly considered recommendations by his National Security Council to nationalize its 5G efforts in order to better compete with China.

“of which will be necessary in addition to possible to build a secure, high-performance, world-leading 5G network platform by the end of the first term,” according to a leaked Trump administration memo, which was originally reported by Axios.

The proposal received sharp pushback since of which could be a departure by norms inside the heavily privatized telecommunications industry. The memo’s author has since departed the council, according to The Washington Post.