Huawei Refuses to Give Up On the United States

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This year looked promising for the ambitions of Huawei to begin selling its smartphones in the United States. However, the failed partnerships with Verizon, Best Buy, and AT&T resulted in a shutout from the markets in America. And yet, Richard Yu, the CEO of the consumer business group of Huawei, said that the firm will still attempt to stick it out in the states and continue trying to get its devices to the consumers in the United States.

In an email, Yu informed CNET: “We are committed to the US market and to earning the trust of US consumers by staying focused on delivering world-class products and innovation.

“We would never compromise that trust.”

The big announcement of Huawei at the CES was intended to be a deal selling its devices via AT&T. However, the latter walked away from the deal. As it turned out, the said Congress compelled the carrier to back out as a part of greater concerns over the close relationship of Huawei with the Chinese government. This also pushed Verizon to likewise abandon its plans with the device maker, after which the intelligence community in the United States came out to publicly warn the consumers against purchasing the phones of the company.

The said suspicion has long affected Huawei and other device manufacturers from China. Gaining the trust of the consumers in the United States remains to be a big hurdle, despite being able to release quality smartphones such as the P20 and P20 Pro.

Yu dismissed the said concerns in an email to CNET that said: “The security risk concerns are based on groundless suspicions and are quite frankly unfair. We welcome an open and transparent discussion if it is based on facts.”

The phone manufacturer is doing fine even without the US market. According to its just-released annual report for 2017, it was able to ship approximately 153 million smartphones last year. However, the company will still continue to try to woo consumers in the United States of America.