Chinese smartphone and networking equipment maker Huawei has asked the US Fair Trade Commission for help to convince the rest of the US government that fears of spying via Huawei equipment are unfounded.
Huawei is requesting a hearing with the FTC in September to further discuss the situation. The Chinese manufacturer adds that because of the fear of espionage, it has been hindered on the American market. For example, a law was passed that partially bans the use of Huawei equipment for government networks, the American retailer Best Buy has removed Huawei smartphones from its shelves and a deal with the American carriers Verizon and AT&T to sell the Mate 10 Pro smartphone has failed. through.
In addition to reiterating that Huawei does not facilitate espionage via its smartphones and network equipment, the manufacturer also claims that American citizens can benefit if Huawei can act unimpeded. For example, mobile providers could build cheaper mobile networks, while Huawei would like to break the duopoly of Apple and Samsung in the American market of high-end smartphones with its phones. This is already happening in Europe.
It is unknown whether the FTC will comply with Huawei’s request. The Chinese manufacturer has difficulty trading not only in the US. Other countries have also expressed concerns about building mobile networks with equipment from Chinese manufacturers, such as the United Kingdom and recently Australia.
Huawei P20 Pro smartphone