Verizon Dumps Huawei Smartphone Sales Over Spying Concerns

It seems that Verizon is joining AT&T in dumping Huawei as a dance partner when it comes to sales of the latter’s smartphones in the US according to a Bloomberg report that cites people “familiar with the matter.” The reason being government fears of “Chinese espionage”. But it goes one level deeper because apparently the feds are also pressing Verizon to end any collaboration with Huawei on standards for a 5G network. Of course the fact that Trump and company were considering building their own government controlled 5G network likely works into that.

Huawei has yet to comment on this. But I fully expect them to as to be metaphorically bitch slapped twice in a couple of weeks is humiliating. Thus there has to be some sort of response.

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2 Responses to “Verizon Dumps Huawei Smartphone Sales Over Spying Concerns”

  1. […] have to wonder if this tactic is in response to what happened recently where they were pretty much shut out of partnering with Verizon because of spying concerns? Whatever the reason, now that the cat is out of the bag, the optics really doesn’t look good […]

  2. […] with Huawei and won’t be selling their phones in their stores. This comes after AT&T and Verizon backed away from dealing with the Chinese phone […]

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