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United States lawmakers urge AT&T to cut all ties with Huawei

United States lawmakers urge AT&T to cut all ties with Huawei

The news follows a recent bill proposal that seeks to ban United States government agencies from contracting with firms that use Huawei hardware.

National security experts fear that any data from a Huawei device, for example about the location of the phone's user, would be available to Chinese government intelligence services.

Nearly all phones and electronics - including most "American" or "European" phones - are made in China. The US also isn't the only country to worry about the companies: the Australian government upheld a prohibition in 2013 that barred Huawei from bidding on work on the country's National Broadband Network.

While Trump administration protectionism might otherwise be blamed for the recent Congressional actions, investigations into Huawei's and ZTE's potential threats to critical US infrastructure date back to at least 2012, when 60 Minutes and the aforementioned House report spotlighted the concerns. Therefore recently the deal between AT&T and Huawei died.

AT&T and other telecom giants are being warned to avoid doing business with Chinese hardware manufacturer Huawei if they want to be able to secure government contracts.

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Earlier this month, AT&T was forced to scrap a plan to offer its customers Huawei handsets after some members of Congress lobbied against the idea with federal regulators, sources said.

"The next wave of wireless communication has enormous economic and national security implications", said Michael Wessel, a member of the congressionally-established U.S.

Huawei and Chinese telecom firms have long struggled to gain a toehold in the United States market, partly because of USA government pressure on potential U.S. partners, Reuters noted.

Another is using handsets made by Huawei by Cricket, the discount subsidiary of AT&T.

In recent years, both companies have been investigated for breaking USA laws: Huawei has been accused of assisting an alleged elite cyberwarfare unit of China's army, as well as bribery, corruption, and immigration violations, while ZTE pled guilty to selling sanctioned computer equipment to Iran, and allegedly obstructed an investigation into the sales. The report comes on the heels of one of the biggest stories of CES 2018 - namely, that AT&T cancelled plans to sell the company's Mate 10 flagship at the last minute amid political pressure.

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