Samsung found guilty of infringing on 4G technology patents owned by Huawei
- Author: Joey Payne Jan 14, 2018,
Jan 14, 2018, 0:06
As a result of its lack of deals with any major carriers, Huawei has an insignificant market share in the USA, the world's second-largest market after only China.
Media speculation alleged that the company is in talks to release its Huawei Mate 10 Pro in sales through the AT&T operator.
The letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, which was signed by 18 lawmakers, noted concerns about Chinese companies in the USA telecommunications industry. Huawei said it complies with the law.
Richard Yu, the chief executive of Huawei's consumer products division, did not beg off from his scheduled appearance at the CES Expo, and proceeded to address Huawei's failure to clinch the U.S. carrier deal.
It's a likely good and interesting phone, but AT&T's reported late-inning desire to back out of a deal with the company leaves Huawei in a lurch in a country where the vast majority of smartphone purchases are still done through carriers at subsidized rates.
The Huawei's CEO of the Consumer unit, Richard Yu, told a broad audience at the CES Technology Fair in Las Vegas that the deal with a United States operator "unfortunately" has not been achieved.
The letter notes the committee's concerns "about Chinese espionage in general, and Huawei's role in that espionage in particular".
"We win the trust of the Chinese carriers, we win the trust of the emerging markets. and also we win the trust of the global carriers, all the European and Japanese carriers", he said. According to the Wall Street Journal, AT&T pulled out of the deal at the last minute due to concerns relating to Huawei's ties with the Chinese government. In the meantime, Huawei Mobile celebrated and welcomed the New Year and also took the opportunity to officially inaugurate the Huawei Mate 10 Pro at Aeon Mall in Phnom Penh. Other countries around the world do not have that issue with Huawei.
It has to allocate some budget to enhance its public image in the United States, and even seek the assistance of partners like Google to promote its business.
The US continually criticises China for not opening its market wider and not providing a level playing field for foreign companies.