AT&T recently exposed that it would not bring Huawei smart phones, despite gossips that it would be the first US service provider to do so, increasing doubts that politics played a part in its decision. Now, Reuters is also confirming that US lawmakers did indeed pressure AT&T to go its plans to bring handsets from the Chinese company. Furthermore, Senators and House members are also pressuring AT&T to end its collaboration with Huawei on standards for its next-generation 5G network.
To again that up, Congress has suggested an invoice that might bar any government organization from working with Huawei over neighbor’s concerns. It claims that, in keeping with the CIA, NSA, FBI and different organizations, Huawei has shared delicate data with China, and that Chinese language safety companies can access personal US trade communications by the use of Huawei tech.
National security professionals worry that data from a Huawei device, for example about the location of the phone’s customer, would be available to Chinese government intelligence services.
In 2012, Huawei and ZTE were the topics of a U.S. research into whether their equipment offered an opportunity for foreign espionage and threatened critical U.S. infrastructure — a link that Huawei has continually declined.
U.S. lawmakers do not want China Mobile to be given a certificate to do business in the United States, the congressional aides said. China Mobile applied for the license in 2011, and the application is awaiting before the Federal Communications Commission.
Huawei and Chinese telecom firms have long struggled to gain a toehold in the U.S. market, partially because of U.S. government pressure on potential U.S. partners.
Two Republican lawmakers, Representatives Michael Conaway and Liz Cheney, presented an invoice this week that bars the U.S. government from using or acquiring with Huawei or ZTE, a Chinese telecommunications and equipment and systems company.