In May 2016, Huawei filed two lawsuits against Samsung in China and the United States for an allegedly unlicensed use of its 4G cellular communications technology, operating systems, and user interface software.
In December 2017, Huawei consumer business head Richard Yu told Associated Press that the company will start selling the Huawei Mate 10 Pro through USA carriers next year and will reveal details about the same at CES 2018.
This is not the first time U.S. politicians have stooped to mudslinging to prevent the entry of Chinese high-tech companies into the USA market on the pretext they pose national security threats. He explained the problem the company has been having with US carriers, which could have been sparked by AT&T's sudden withdrawal of their deal.
Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's [HWT.UL] planned deal with USA carrier AT&T Inc (T.N) to sell its smartphones in the United States has collapsed at the 11th hour because of security concerns, people with knowledge of the matter said, in a blow to the Chinese firm's global ambitions.
Huawei CEO Richard Yu went off script during his keynote at CES 2018.
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In September 2017, China's State Intellectual Property Office invalidated five Samsung patents and partially invalidated another, following a claim by Huawei that eight of Samsung's patents were invalid.
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. Incidentally, AT&T was the first mobile carrier for Apple when iPhone hit the market 11 years ago.
He also said that he felt that security concerns raised back in 2012 - the House Intelligence Committee called the company a national security threat - were likely the cause for the deal's demise, but that the fears were unfounded.
US officials are also investigating whether the company violated American trade sanctions in countries including Iran and Syria. "Sometimes that's good for consumers and business; sometimes it is not", the partner said.
The US continually criticises China for not opening its market wider and not providing a level playing field for foreign companies.