Huawei is victim of USA 'trust deficit'

Huawei is victim of USA 'trust deficit'

Huawei is victim of USA 'trust deficit'

However, its smartphones are not as widely available in the United States compared to rivals Samsung and Apple, and this was mainly because it was never sold through USA telecommunications carriers.

"The US market is a unique challenge for Huawei, and although Huawei Mate 10 Pro will not be sold by US operators, we remain committed to this market now and in the future", says the official statement of Huawei. The Commerce Department is also said to be investigating Huawei's dealings with sanctioned nations. In it, concerns were raised over the major US telecommunications carrier's collaboration with Huawei.

The letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, which was signed by 18 lawmakers, noted concerns about Chinese companies in the USA telecommunications industry. He then proceeded to explain that if Huawei products weren't readily available, it's a "big loss" for not only the company itself and carriers but also for the consumers "because they don't have the best choice for devices".

"Additional work by the Intelligence Committees on this topic only reinforces concerns regarding Huawei and Chinese espionage", the letter said.

"We've experienced unprecedented growth worldwide and are now bringing our award-winning products to the USA", said Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group.

At this stage, there is no need for the Trump administration to comment on the issue since the premise is that it involves a commercial negotiation between the two companies. Now it looks the firm will be launching the phone without a carrier partner, although it's a well-known fact that U.S. customers tend to buy their phones through a carrier.

The Mate 10 Pro is expected to cost $799.

The Chinese company must do a lot of spadework in terms of making it known to USA lawmakers, government officials, regulators and the public that its products do not pose any security threat to American society. "Sometimes that's good for consumers and business; sometimes it is not", the partner said. On Tuesday, the company announced Gadot's endorsement at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, saying Ms. Gadot will serve as the company's first "Chief Experience Officer".

A Republican lawmaker introduced legislation this week that would bar the federal government from contracting with firms that use equipment produced by Chinese telecommunications firms Huawei and ZTE, citing spying concerns.

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