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


Failing to secure a partnership with one of the biggest mobile carriers in the a major setback for AT&T, Bloomberg reports.

But the collapse of the deal with AT&T, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, will mean Huawei will probably struggle to make a hit of its smartphones there as a United States mobile carrier would typically promote the products as well as provide subsidies and special package deals. It has the hashtag Mate 10 Pro, suggesting that Huawei will be unveiling its device for the US market, just not via individual mobile carriers.

Other specifications on the device include 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage a standard, there is another model with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

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

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"On Tuesday, Huawei will introduce new products to the USA market, including availability".

The letter said Congress has "long been concerned about Chinese espionage in general, and Huawei's role in that espionage in particular", according to the Times' report. The Wall Street Journal and The Verge both reported that AT&T backed out of the deal for some unknown reason. It would have been the Chinese company's biggest opportunity to break into the USA market with its smartphones. Still, it was shut out of business from major U.S. carriers. The congress members were concerned that Huawei was closely tied to the Communist Party as well as to intelligence services in China.

So far there is no sign that Huawei is trying to strike a handset sales deal with any of the other major US mobile carriers, such as T-Mobile, Verizon or Sprint. Breaking into the USA market would simply bring it closer to its lofty ambitions.