While Huawei has been selling unlocked units of their flagships through online stores in the US, they are yet to carry out sales through major carriers like AT&T - which remains to be a popular choice among Americans when purchasing new handsets. "On Tuesday Huawei will introduce new products to the US market, including availability".
America's second largest mobile carrier, AT&T, has just backed out from a deal with Huawei, Wall Street Journal reports.
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USA telecoms carrier AT&T has dropped plans to sell Chinese brand Huawei's smartphones in the United States, dealing a setback to the No. 3 global phone maker's expansion plans, according to news reports. "We've proven our quality, we've proven our privacy and security protection".
Last spring, Huawei appeared to be making progress toward a deal with AT&T. It was an early step in a process that devices go through before they debut in stores. The South China Morning Post of Hong Kong said Huawei Technologies Ltd.'s vice president for consumer business, Richard Yu, confirmed the move in a text message to the newspaper and wrote, "We have been harmed again".
Huawei's plans for growth in the US led to heightened scrutiny by Congress.
The letter said Congress has "long been concerned about Chinese espionage in general, and Huawei's role in that espionage in particular", according to the Times' report. Their reason, US lawmakers expressed concerned about potential ties between Huawei and the Chinese government.More news: Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE) Upward Momentum Touches New Heights
Huawei has been flagged by lawmakers before.
Huawei faced a similar issue in 2012 when the United States lawmakers claimed there were long-term security risks linked with the company's network equipment and services, leading it to pull out of the U.S. market.
USA officials are also investigating whether the company violated American trade sanctions in countries including Iran and Syria.
Gadot herself provided a statement on Huawei's website: "Partnering with an innovative brand like Huawei is incredibly exciting to me, and I look forward to playing an integral part of the company's growth in the year ahead".More news: John Williams Confirms Return For Star Wars Episode IX