Wireless Analyst Jeff Kagan is available to speak with reporters, or may be quoted through this release.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 03, 2013
Huawei has been shut out of the American marketplace for the time being by US government regulators. That’s why this news of no growth in the USA is no surprise.
Industry analyst Jeff Kagan comments on this story.
“This was no surprise. This is a direct result of the US Government warning US companies about doing business with Huawei. This is a much bigger story than just selling smart phones. It’s about national security and protecting the US Government and it’s citizens from spying. So what’s next for Huawei?” asks Principal Analyst Jeff Kagan.
“I have worked with and followed many companies over the last twenty-five years and this is about as tough as the US Government has ever been with foreign companies and governments,” says Technology Industry Analyst Kagan. “Due to the federal governments security concerns, I see this door being slammed shut, at least for the time being.”
According to Huawei executive Bob Cai, who is responsible for the company’s wireless marketing, there will be no growth in the US market this year, in 2013. They will see growth from other areas of the globe like the European and Asian market, but apparently the US and European officials are advising caution.
Huawei and ZTE were in the US warning last year. This story may also have an impact on the Sprint Nextel Softbank merger. Softbank may have done business with Huawei. In a response to US regulators, Sprint and Softbank promise not to use Huawei gear in the Sprint network. This was a big step in order to get this merger complete. This also hurt Huawei.
“The question is what’s next for Huawei? The answer is less clear. We’ll have to watch and see,” says analyst Kagan.
About Jeff Kagan
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