Yu told the Financial Times that the Chinese based manufacturer was considering an acquisition along the lines of a purchase of Nokia. The executive said that such a purchase has some synergies, but that it would be all up to how willing Nokia would be to enter into such a deal. Being a company rumored to have involvement in espionage, Huawei might talk a good game about acquisitions, but many countries are not going to be open to having a telecommunications firm acquired by a company rumored to have connections with the Chinese government.
Nokia's shares initially soared on Tuesday on word of Yu's comments. The stock at one point traded at $4.12, up from $3.69 on Monday, before closing at $3.86 for a 17 cents, or 4% gain on the day.