Why The U.S. Blocked Sprint's 4G Deal With China's Huawei (60 Minutes)

Huawei in Shenzhen, China (Wikipedia)
This 60 Minutes segment is about why the U.S. government blocked China's Huawei, the largest telecommunications equipment maker in the world (economist), from doing a 4G deal with Sprint in the U.S. Watch the 60 Minutes video below (Huawei probed for security, espionage risk).

But, did you know that some small rural wireless carriers in the U.S. currently use Huawei's telecom equipment for their 4G services? In the 60 Minutes video, the president of United Wireless said he was approached by federal agents after he signed a deal with Huawei.

"The nation’s largest wireless carriers—including Verizon, Sprint and AT&T–have grabbed most of the headlines involving 4G deployments, but that’s beginning to change. Two rural carriers—Michigan-based SpeedConnect and Kansas-based United Wireless–announced yesterday that they will be deploying rural 4G networks using SingleRAN equipment from Huawei." (Telecompetitor, 9/15/2011)

"Huawei’s LTE influence quietly grows: It may not be supplying Verizon and AT&T, but Huawei picks up rural carrier LTE wins and upgrades with Clearwire and Bell Canada" (connectedplanet, 9/14/2011)

Source: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18560_162-57527441/huawei-probed-for-security-espionage-risk/
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