Clearwire to Keep Using Huawei
Though They're Trying to Keep Their PR Distance
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.