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Thursday, January 18, 2018

U.S. Lawmakers Urge AT&T to Cut Commercial Ties with Huawei

U.S. lawmakers are urging AT&T Inc, the No. 2 wireless carrier, to cut commercial ties to Chinese phone maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and oppose plans by telecom operator China Mobile Ltd to enter the U.S. market because of national security concerns, two congressional aides said.

The warning comes after the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump took a harder line on policies initiated by his predecessor Barack Obama on issues ranging from Beijing’s role in restraining North Korea to Chinese efforts to acquire U.S. strategic industries.

Earlier this month, AT&T was forced to scrap a plan to offer its customers Huawei handsets after some members of Congress lobbied against the idea with federal regulators, sources told Reuters.

The U.S. government has also blocked a string of Chinese acquisitions over national security concerns, including Ant Financial’s proposed purchase of U.S. money transfer company MoneyGram International Inc.

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Anonymous said...

Its possible but the Huawei phones are half the price and work twice as good

Your Local "IT" Guy said...

That is a false statement, they are garbage. I guess you never owned a Nexus 6P made by Huawei. That phone was so flawed and the battery was garbage. Google replaced most with Pixels because they didn't want the bad publicity because Huawei wasn't doing anything about it.

Jim said...

A lot of Chinese electronics has imbedded malware/spyware.

You CANNOT trust the Chinese government. If you do, you're a fool.

Anonymous said...

oh so the top brands havent had any problems either

Anonymous said...

Not as many as Huawei. Use your head just like Jim said you cannot trust Chinese government.