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Huawei Wants Answers from U.S. Gov Over Blocked Bids

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Oct 12, 2011, 6:30 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Huawei has officially requested that the U.S. government explain why the company was blocked from participating in a bid for a national first-responder network. Huawei was told that it can't participate due to national security concerns because of its alleged links to the Chinese military, but the company is not satisfied with this answer. "Notwithstanding that it is an ill-founded, ungrounded determination, it could have a chilling effect on our greater U.S. business activities and accountability needs to be defined appropriately," said Huawei spokesperson Bill Plummer. "Huawei has repeatedly and factually demonstrated its corporate independence. No one has ever factually demonstrated otherwise and playing Huawei as a pawn in some geopolitical game of chess is doing nothing more than threatening U.S. jobs, investment, competition and innovation." Huawei has set ambitious goals for itself, hoping to become a top five phone vendor in the U.S. within the next few years. The company wants a detailed answer on the "statutory authority and regulatory regime" under which the U.S. government's decision was made. The company has hit similar road blocks in the past.

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Oct 12, 2011, 8:57 PM

Nothing will happen

Americans dont care. The government wont listen, and nothing will be done. This is known as American Apathy, which is what americans are known best for.

Oct 12, 2011, 4:38 PM

In related news

Huawei is also asking Verizon if it can participate in a similar program to Motorola's 4Home service. Huawei's version will provide the same great functionality: your thermostat, lights, and webcams can be controlled remotely! Not by you, of course, but by the Chinese government.

Oct 12, 2011, 2:09 PM

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