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Huawei gives up on the US telecom market

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Huawei gives up on the US telecom market
The world’s second largest provider of network switchgear has called it quits in trying to gain a foothold in the US telecom market.

Huawei and its smaller competitor ZTE, have been contending with charges that the companies are involved in assisting the Chinese government in espionage and a Congressional report officially labeled both companies a threat to national security.

Huawei tried unsuccessfully to clear its name through its own lobbying efforts and even asked for a formal investigation which it felt would actually help alleviate fears that Huawei switchgear was a back-door for Chinese intelligence efforts. Those obstacles would prove insuperable however and now the company has decided that “we are not interested in the US market anymore” according to Huawei VP Eric Xu.

This decision will likely have an effect on the company’s mobile efforts in the US as well. Executives of the consumer business group have also said they no longer consider the United States a strategic market. That said, Huawei does not have a significant presence in mobile sector anyway, at least not with the premium goods it has unveiled at CES 2013 and MWC 2013.

Despite this decision, Huawei still expects significant growth in the company’s bottom line, although those targets have been revised downward.

source: FT

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posted on 24 Apr 2013, 00:26 5

1. pyradark (Posts: 771; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


that lead sony to the 3rd spot without even tryin!!! hehehehe

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 03:09

11. pyradark (Posts: 771; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


my bad. just skip the telecom word hahahaha

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 00:32 3

2. clevername (Posts: 1428; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


Sony is in the telecom business? This isnt the same as mobile phones.

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 00:46 1

3. phil2n (Posts: 466; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


This is about Telecom not mobile phones

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 01:03 2

4. Maxwell.R (Posts: 169; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)


All our fancy phones and data capable devices would be useless without telecom switchgear, starting with the racks in cell base stations, and on to COs to route phone calls and IP traffic. Switchgear has everything to do with mobile.

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 02:04 7

6. MartianMe (unregistered)


US is the saddest place on earth...people here aren't educated at all.

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 02:24 4

8. chacho (Posts: 8; Member since: 24 Dec 2012)


what's this got to do with the article? Not educated huh? ThatS why people from around the world flock to our universities? If you don't like it here get lost.

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 03:06 1

9. alterecho (Posts: 1082; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


It looked like an anti-competitive effort by the US government, from the beginning. Why are they so against the Chinese, anyways?

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 05:02 3

13. a_merryman (Posts: 675; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


Probably because the vast majority of cyber attacks on the U.S. originate from China. Kind of makes a country weary about buying equipment from a company with close ties to said country...

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 03:08 1

10. Note2waitingonNote3 (banned) (Posts: 87; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


Barf on Hauwei and ZTE...It's not like whatever they made was industry leading or ground breaking to android or the tech game in general.

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 03:52 2

12. smallworld (Posts: 438; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


US govermnent -_-

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 20:05 1

14. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


and US govt wants to sell solar panels to India ... hmm India already said No Thank you so US take India to WTO ... what double standards as usual ...

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 01:39

15. MartianMe (unregistered)


yeah well ..we are no angels either.
the us makes more damage to countries around the world than any other nation on earth.

chacho are you one of those brainwashed hispanic ? if yes..that would explain your reaction to my comment.

posted on 01 May 2013, 11:01

16. WiltonSJS (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 May 2013)


Martian is a good handle for a brainless alien not from Planet Earth. I agree with Chacho. Your comments are foolish and childish.

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