Huawei fails to seal USA sales partnership deal with AT&T

Huawei Founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei

Amid reports of ongoing talks between the two companies, AT&T has announced Huawei phones will not be part of its handset offerings.

"We were hoping that the AT&T partnership would pave the way for similar deals with other USA carriers", a Huawei manager told The Information. Huawei's CES 2018 keynote is happening tomorrow, and it'll be interesting to see what the company has to say. Now, the smartphone maker has confirmed that that will no longer be the case. Huawei now sells to consumers online, but the lack of carrier deals has made the company basically irrelevant in the United States market.

AT&T has backed off of a deal to sell Huawei phones in the US.

Instead, Huawei may have to sell the Mate 10 Pro via online channels that could restrict the uptake of the device. "USA customers need a better choice, and as a leader in technology and innovation, Huawei is prepared to fill this need". It is possible that we get to know more about this in the coming weeks, but if you wanted to pick up a smartphone from the company's lineup, you will only be able to find them through online retailers or on its official USA -based store.

So far there is no sign that Huawei is trying to strike a handset sales deal with any of the other major US mobile carriers, such as T-Mobile, Verizon or Sprint.

Huawei's flagship device - the Huawei Mate 10 Pro was gearing up to be available in the U.S. through a partnership with network carrier AT&T.

A report from The Information claims that the same "political pressure" situation happened here. The congress members were concerned that Huawei was closely tied to the Communist Party as well as to intelligence services in China.

"On Tuesday, Huawei will introduce new products to the USA market, including availability".

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