Huawei Not Heeding U.S. Call for Divestiture
Huawei has declined to voluntarily divest 3Leaf, a server technology company that it bought last year for $10 million. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has decided that the purchase is questionable given Huawei's ties to the Chinese government. Huawei will instead wait for a presidential decree — which is the next step in the review process — before taking action. "We would welcome a transparent national security agreement that would allow the U.S. government full visibility into all aspects of our operations, employees and facilities in the United States," said Huawei spokesperson Bill Plummer. Huawei and ZTE (also from China) have met with resistance as they push their businesses into the U.S.
Republicans Don't Want U.S. Gov Using Huawei, ZTE Equipment
A new bill introduced by Texas Representative Michael Conaway (R) would prevent any part of the U.S government from using equipment from Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE. The "Defending U.S.
FCC Pushes Plan that Would Squeeze Out Huawei and ZTE
The FCC today moved forward with a plan that would make it harder and/or more expensive for U.S. companies to buy equipment from corporations that might pose a security risk.
U.S. Lawmakers Want AT&T to Sever All Ties with Huawei
Some people who work for the U.S. government don't want AT&T and other firms doing business with Huawei, according to Reuters.
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.
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.
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