Huawei gives up on the US telecom market

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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16 Comments

1. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

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

11. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

my bad. just skip the telecom word hahahaha

2. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

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

3. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

This is about Telecom not mobile phones

4. Maxwell.R

Posts: 218; Member since: Sep 20, 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.

6. MartianMe unregistered

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

8. chacho

Posts: 8; Member since: Dec 24, 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.

9. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

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

13. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 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...

10. Note2waitingonNote3

Posts: 87; Member since: Mar 19, 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.

12. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

US govermnent -_-

14. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 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 ...

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.

16. WiltonSJS

Posts: 1; Member since: May 01, 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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