“Many Americans may not be familiar with Huawei Technologies, but the Shenzhen, China-based company has become one of the largest telecommunications and networking suppliers in the world, competing against the likes of Cisco and Ericsson, as well as Samsung and Apple in smartphone sales,” Janet I. Tu reports for The Seattle Times. “And it has aspirations to further broaden its global reach — despite suspicions from the U.S. government that the company could pose a national security risk and its equipment could be used to spy on, or steal from, Americans. ‘There is no evidence against us. It’s supposition,’ said Joe Kelly, Huawei’s head of international media affairs.”
“In recent years Huawei has become the world’s third largest smartphone vendor, behind Samsung and Apple,” Tu reports. “[Kelly said], ‘We’re committed to when the U.S. government decides we pose no risk. We’re patient. We’re happy to return to the U.S. market.’ One area Huawei is unlikely to return to, unless the market changes: Windows Phone.”
“Huawei produced two models running Microsoft’s smartphone OS before it said it was putting its plans for future Windows Phones on hold,” Tu reports. “‘We didn’t make any money in Windows Phone,’ Kelly said. ‘Nobody made any money in Windows Phone.'”
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