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The document said that later information obtained by the panels "only reinforces our concerns regarding Huawei and Chinese espionage". The company has been a presence on the American market for a few years now and recently released the experimental Axon M phone in partnership with AT&T.
"It is a big loss for us and also for carriers but more for consumers", Richard Yu remarked at the failure to ink a deal with any wireless carrier.
Yu made the point that American consumers can not have the best and widest choice of mobile devices if some products, including those of Huawei's, are denied them.
"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". The Commerce Department is also said to be investigating Huawei's dealings with sanctioned nations.
In 2012, a United States congressional committee said Chinese Huawei and ZTE would be banned from mergers and acquisitions in the U.S. because the two companies pose a threat to USA security.
The letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, which was signed by 18 lawmakers, noted concerns about Chinese companies in the US telecommunications industry. The letter, signed by 18 members of the House and Senate intelligence panels, expressed concerns first voiced in 2013 by congressional investigators.
Right now, Huawei can not do much after the collapse of the AT&T deal except to keep a low profile. However, partners that do resell mobile devices could still access Huawei products without going through the carriers, the executive said.
The Mate 10 Pro is expected to cost $799.
Because of this skepticism, including the USA government's rejection of several Chinese deals, Chinese investment in the United States fell to $25 billion previous year from $50 billion in 2016, according to Derek Scissors, a China expert at the American Enterprise Institute.
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. Other countries around the world do not have that issue with Huawei. They may even have to sacrifice some of their own corporate tenets to abide by the rules of the game.