In Order to Close Deals, Huawei Promises It Won't Spy
Chinese telecommunications equipment manufacturer Huawei has issued a report calling for global cooperation in creating a set of legal and technical standards for security. Huawei didn't suggest any specific measures, but said it will work with the International Telecommunication Union , 3GPP, and others to create industry-wide standards. The report is the latest move by Huawei to ease fears that it will be used by the Chinese government to spy in the U.S. Such fears have prevented Huawei from winning certain business deals in the U.S. over the past few years. In 2011, Huawei had to abandon its attempt to purchase 3Leaf Systems, as it was never able to win U.S. regulatory approval for the acquisition. Huawei also went so far as to pledge it wouldn't partake in what it deemed to be illegal activities. "We have never damaged any nation or had the intent to steal any national intelligence, enterprise secrets or breach personal privacy and we will never support or tolerate such activities, nor will we support any entity from any country who may wish us to undertake an activity that would be deemed illegal in any country," said Huawei in the report. Huawei also denied that it has been asked by the Chinese government to spy on foreign companies or countries. Though Huawei has been stymied from making certain telecommunications deals, it continues to sell cellular phones in the U.S.
Huawei Says It's Not Giving Up On the US Market
Huawei plans to soldier on in the U.S. market despite recent setbacks.
U.S. Intel Directors Warn Against Using Huawei, ZTE Phones
Intelligence agency leaders have suggested that U.S. consumers not buy phones from Huawei or ZTE, according to a report from CNBC.
Verizon Won't Sell Huawei Phones Either, Says Bloomberg
Verizon Wireless has cancelled any and all plans it had to sell handsets from Chinese phone maker Huawei due to pressure from the federal government, according to sources cited by Bloomberg. Verizon Wireless was on deck to sell Huawei's flagship device, the Mate 10 Pro, but has bowed to the government's wishes.
Republican Senators Want It to Be Illegal for US Gov to Use Huawei or ZTE Equipment
Republican Senators today introduced a new bill that would prevent the U.S. government from using telecommunications equipment from either Huawei or ZTE.
Best Buy to Stop Selling Huawei Phones
Best Buy is expected to drop products made by Huawei over the next few weeks, reports CNET. Citing a source familiar with Best Buy's plan, CNET says the company will sell through the stock of devices such as Huawei's smartphones that are already in its stores, but the electronics retailer will not replenish supplies of Huawei phones.