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Clearwire to Keep Using Huawei
Though They're Trying to Keep Their PR Distance
by Karl Bode 08:18AM Monday Nov 05 2012
Earlier this month a House Intelligence Committee Report boldly proclaimed that Chinese gear makers Huawei and ZTE were essentially spies, despite having absolutely no evidence after an eleven month investigation. Both companies insisted the report was little more than a protectionist witch hunt, and it appears much of the hysteria appears to be originating with Cisco. While many companies have distanced themselves from Huawei (ignoring that nearly all gear is now made in China), Clearwire says their relationship with the vendor remains intact. Still, Clearwire's quick to point out their usage of Huawei gear is small, and that they're "materially reducing" Huawei's footprint in the network.

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Secyurityet
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Cisco and Huawei go 'way back...

Based on their past dealings, I'd say Cisco has earned the right to voice concern about Huawei's US sales.
jvanbrecht

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Re: Cisco and Huawei go 'way back...

Care to elaborate..
Secyurityet
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Re: Cisco and Huawei go 'way back...

»blogs.cisco.com/news/huawei-and-···-record/

dnoyeB
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Not spies yet

I don't think they proclaimed Huawei to be spies or even essentially spies. Just that they were beholden to the Chinese government and could become spies at any moment.
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dnoyeB
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koreyb
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TIN FOIL

At times I have to wonder if this is nothing more than people who wear TIN HATS in worry cause it's a ASIAN based company.
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Re: TIN FOIL

Not Asian. Chinese. Nobody is squawking about Samsung handling an enormous chunk of Sprint's Network Vision rollout. Maybe partially because they have done a pretty good job of getting Chicago LTE-enabled over the past few months.

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If I were the Chinese government

and I wanted to put spy circuits into switches and routers... wouldn't I chose the dominant American company's stuff since it's all built in China anyway? Get a LOT more bang for your buck putting the stuff into Cisco equipment.
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Re: If I were the Chinese government

If I wanted government spyware straight from the factory in my in my gear, I'd buy Huawei stuff.
If I wanted spyware from two governments in my gear straight from the factory, I'd buy American brand-name gear.

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Re: If I were the Chinese government

said by MaynardKrebs:

If I wanted government spyware straight from the factory in my in my gear, I'd buy Huawei stuff.
If I wanted spyware from two governments in my gear straight from the factory, I'd buy American brand-name gear.

Good point! LOL
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