More woes dropping on Huawei’s head as US government indirectly bans its sales of phones due to mistrust. The Chinese tech company makes an effort to penetrate into the US market by partnering with US carriers but AT&T and Verizon could not continue with the deal due to the pressure it faced from the government. And now according to CNBC reports, the US security chiefs warns against procurement Huawei phones but also ZTE phones.
The heads of the CIA, FBI, NSA and other agencies unanimously voiced out their concerns about the China-based companies. The FBI Director, Chris Wray, stated that;
“We’re deeply concerned about the risks of allowing any company or entity that is beholden to foreign governments that don’t share our values to gain positions of power inside our telecommunications networks.”
Huawei CEO Richard Yu expressed his disappointment at the lost opportunities for interested consumers, carriers and Huawei itself since the deals were dropped.
Lately, in answer to the US security chiefs, a Huawei spokesperson emphasised that the company is trusted by the governments of 170 countries and “poses no greater cybersecurity risk than any ICT vendor, sharing as we do common global supply chains and production capabilities.”