AT&T won’t sell Huawei smartphones in the US
According to a recent Wall Street Journal report, AT&T has pulled back from a deal to sell Huawei smartphones. The report is citing “people familiar with the matter” who claim that the carrier backed off from the deal to sell these Chinese devices.
Huawei was reportedly expected to make an announcement today, at the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show, that AT&T will be its first major carrier partnership in the US.
In 2012, a Congressional report implied state-sponsored spying related to equipment made by Huawei; the company denied allegations and claimed that the report was politically motivated. However, the world’s first smartphone brand (behind Samsung and Apple) still doesn’t manage to enter the US market properly, if the report is spot on.