Huawei takes the U.S. government to court over the ban of its equipment

Huawei takes the U.S. government to court over the ban of its equipment
Chinese smartphone and networking equipment manufacturers Huawei and ZTE have been at odds with the U.S. officials for a couple of years now. The Government banned the use of hardware from both companies by federal agencies over concerns that it will be used to send data over to the Chinese government.

Huawei has argued multiple times that there isn’t any proof behind those allegations. It seems the company is now ready to go through the formal way of making the U.S. government, the WSJ reports. In court, officials will have to either show what the spying concerns are based on or they might be forced to lift the ban.

According to the filing, Huawei states that the bill signed by President Trump to bar the use of its equipment is unconstitutional and that the company wasn’t given the right to due process, which is fundamental in the American judicial system. The case was submitted Wednesday in the Eastern District of Texas, under whose jurisdiction Huawei’s U.S. headquarters falls.

The company’s lawyers must be confident that the law will be on their side after taking such a drastic step but it's possible that the States’ government knows something we don’t when it comes to Huawei (we're sure it does, the question is what).

The outcome of this trial will have a significant impact on Huawei’s business. The company is facing troubles not only in the U.S. but propositions for similar measures are also starting to pop up in several European countries as well (largely influenced by the States). With the world’s communication networks starting to transition to 5G and Huawei being one of the biggest manufacturers of 5G equipment, there are billions of dollars at stake for the company.

This might become a landmark case when it comes to the way foreign companies are treated in the States under the premise of national security. It is definitely worth following, although it might be months if not years before the final decision is made.

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18 Comments

1. vladcooo

Posts: 6; Member since: May 11, 2018

I hope Huawei wins against those US Bullies who defend their Apple

5. dimas

Posts: 3286; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Vlad, Huawei just told the entire world that if countries don't want them in their turf, they will give them legal problems. That's manipulative and neck strangling. That's dictator sh*t and that's not good for the company's branding.

10. notfair

Posts: 697; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

@dimas, so basically this is what you understood from the dispute? you're ignorant. you have no idea what are talking about and it would be better for all if you just shut up.

12. Piotrek007

Posts: 119; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

US is banning products 'just because...' and then calling other countries forcing them not to use the same product as it 'might' cause problems. No proof, no proper reason just typical Trump way to go his way and do whatever he wish. This is downgrading company value for no reason and I really hope Huawei will win this!

13. Ashoaib

Posts: 3269; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

It is US which just told the entire world that bow down to us and act as our puppet, otherwise we will inflict damage to you with false propaganda, self created blames, sanctions and ban. That's manipulative and neck strangling. US know it very well that it cannot compete with Huawei in fair competition. So US is all out to pull the leg of China and Chinese companies, because US is playing tried and tested game of leg pulling, blaming and propaganda. This is what US is expert at. In a crocodile's tears manner, the US concerns about Huawei products, and its pressure on European allies to exclude the company from the participating in their 5G mobile network developments, just happen to coincide with Washington’s own push for dominance on the global communications market.

14. hamaidx

Posts: 82; Member since: Apr 28, 2015

I think you got it all wrong.. If you don;t want anything.. you just don't buy it but don't ban it and on top spread malfcuk about it. and for wht US is doing.. it is totally wrong. It should rather ask US organizations to pull their socks and start working on it and support them in it and not Banning HUAWEI. And what Huawei is doing is absolutely required as US has damaged its reputation and should be forced to pay compensation for the same.

17. xchatter

Posts: 44; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

:D Amazing what absurd context you managed to pull off of this. I don't see how someone could explain to you what's going on so you understand....

2. Einstein333

Posts: 146; Member since: May 22, 2012

It's just US-protectionism! Don't tell me that US companies mean less of a threat to foreign countries. I'm sure they are spying just as much or even more!

3. dimas

Posts: 3286; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

So an uninvited guest is suing the house owner because he's not allowed to enter the property? If we follow huawei's logic, american companies like google, fb and twitter should sue china because they are being blocked and hampering the advancement of their companies in the communist territory? Even apple should demand damage fees from china because their internal chinese phone only policy is hurting their chinese factories. I don't know what your lawyers are smoking huawei but you better get a better team 'cause these legal advisers ain't doing good.

6. Papa_Ji

Posts: 791; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Apple ,google, fb, twitter,amazon,Microsoft.... These all are uninvited guest in all countries...The whole world should get together and ban these American government spying arms.

8. dimas

Posts: 3286; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

You want to go back to the stone age? Please tell me you're just high when you wrote this.

15. hamaidx

Posts: 82; Member since: Apr 28, 2015

Guess you're on High sucking up Cocks !!

16. Loveneesh

Posts: 424; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

It's better to be in stone age then giving your data to other countries.

9. Bobbii

Posts: 42; Member since: Jan 18, 2017

It's based on laws in the US, so called liberal democratic society. And the US government is not the owner of the country, the people are.

4. Bobbii

Posts: 42; Member since: Jan 18, 2017

Huawei is just a bargaining chip in trade war. Tim Apple must be very nervous.

18. barondebxl

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

I really hope Huawei wins. This whole thing is only because the US does not want the Chinese to dominate and is scared of competition. If Huawei enters the US Market, they will become even bigger and apple will fall behind overall. Not in the US but if Huawei is able to get some US market share it's gonna eat up some of the apple and Samsung market share. Thats a threat to the US so they wanna ban Huawei. It's funny cause the US is a competitive, capitalist country yet they are scared of Huawei.

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