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Huawei's AT&T deal may have failed due to political pressure

Huawei's AT&T deal may have failed due to political pressure

Amid reports of ongoing talks between the two companies, AT&T has announced Huawei phones will not be part of its handset offerings.

"The U.S. market presents unique challenges for Huawei, and while the HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro will not be sold by U.S. carriers, we remain committed to this market now and in the future", the electronics giant said in a statement to Reuters. The company provided no explanation on why the rumored partnership was called off, which, according to reports, was scheduled for announcement at the CES 2018 in Las Vegas. Huawei now sells to consumers online, but the lack of carrier deals has made the company basically irrelevant in the United States market.

The deal is off between AT&T and China's Huawei.

Huawei's plans for growth in the US led to heightened scrutiny by Congress.

Huawei still plans to sell a version of its Mate 10 not tied to a specific carrier.

"On Tuesday, Huawei will introduce new products to the USA market, including availability". Huawei has stated that while the Mate 10 Pro won't be offered via a carrier in the USA, it would be offered via open channels.

A report from The Information claims that the same "political pressure" situation happened here.

The Information reported that AT&T was urged to drop the deal following a letter from the U.S. Senate and House Intelligence committees to the Federal Communications Commission raising concerns about Huawei's plan to launch products through USA carrier. Huawei has denied these allegations for years now, but it looks like AT&T was unwilling to take the risk.

For many consumers it can be simpler to buy their smartphones directly from their mobile carriers where the handsets can be set up with a SIM card, data transfer services and related application services that make it easier to switch to a new phone brand.


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