Huawei Latest News & Update: China's Tech Giant Can't Enter U.S. Market; Network Carriers Reluctant To Support?

By M PEO , Updated Nov 30, 2016 05:11 AM EST

Huawei is officially entering the U.S. market to offer its flagship smartphone Huawei Mate 9. The only problem is, American network carriers are hesitant to support China's tech giant expansion plans.

Huawei is a Chinese telecoms group with devices that are well received across the Asia and Europe is pitching to enter the U.S. market. However, network carriers are reluctant to support the company and sell its smartphones, like the Huawei Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro for security reasons.

According to Yahoo, U.S. network carriers believe that the low brand recognition and security concerns of Huawei won't sell in the U.S. market. Huawei is challenged now on how it will enter the U.S. market since 80 percent of smartphones in the U.S. are being distributed by mobile network carriers. The lack of support to the Chinese manufacturer could hamper its plan to introduce Huawei Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro in the U.S. mobile market.

It is to be remembered, the U.S. Congress advised network carriers not to sell any network equipment from Huawei for it could be used to spy the American citizens. However, Huawei denied the allegations to the spy claims of the U.S. Congress in 2012. Although it did not penetrate the network carriers, Huawei used online platforms like Amazon to reach the U.S. market.

Aside from the security concerns, Huawei is facing cellular standards of mobile network carriers in the U.S. Although Huawei Mate 9 and Mate Pro are the latest phones of Huawei, the processors on it are not compatible with CDMA networks used on Verizon and Sprint. It will be costly for Huawei if they will change the processor just to fit in with the U.S. mobile carriers, Digital Trends reported.

Meanwhile, Huawei Mate 9 and Mate Pro can still be sold to Americans with the help of other retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart, which will offer it at approximately $760. Also, Huawei is in talks with AT&T, however, there is no other information yet if the partnership will push through. 


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