After Huawei's Best Buy snub, now the FCC may make things worse
Mar 24 2018 by Michele Stevens
It also comes amid rising security concerns that derailed its partnership with AT&T (T) to carry its Mate 10 Pro mobile device.
Huawei's U.S. struggles could grow even further, with reports that the FCC is considering new rules that would actively dissuade carriers from using the Chinese company's products.
Best Buy's decision comes amid growing suspicion of China-based technology companies by US trade and intelligence officials. According to Best Buy's spokeswoman, the decision has been made in alignment with the changing product offerings.
Despite its number three spot in the global smartphone market and numerous accolades for its other wireless technologies, Huawei has faced USA scrutiny over the trustworthiness of its devices.
Specifically, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai this week responded (PDF) to concerns raised among Congressional legislators that Huawei and ZTE continue to present a threat to the United States' communication networks. The people close to the matter said the executives from both companies have met over the past two months.
According to MobileSyrup, Best Buy Canada is following suit and will stop selling Huawei devices as well.
If the rumours are real, Huawei would be one of the first major smartphone companies to integrate their smartphones with blockchain technology. But, the ambitions of Huawei making it big in the U.S. seems to be fading quickly since most of the USA consumers buy their phones on contract through cellular carriers like AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon. Currently, Huawei sits third in the world in consumer electronics, just behind Apple and Samsung.
To be clear, this latest development is just the latest in a long line of setbacks for Chinese suppliers Huawei and ZTE. This isn't too far off, as Huawei's best products are top-notch, and they come with striking designs and really good software.
"We live in a world today where both the public at large as well as governments have become increasingly aware of not only the benefits of a better connected world, but also the risks that greater interconnectivity brings with it", the Huawei report stated.
More details about the White House's planned tariffs were expected to emerge today, with the president set to sign a memorandum on China's "economic aggression".