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Verizon drops plans to sell Huawei phones - report

Tuesday 30 January 2018 | 08:53 CET | News

Verizon has dropped all plans to sell phones from Chinese manufacturer Huawei Technologies, including the new Mate 10 Pro, under pressure from the US government, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg. This follows a similar decision from rival AT&T earlier in the month to not launch Huawei devices. 

Huawei devices still work on both companies’ networks, if customers buy the phones in other channels. Huawei said earlier that the Mate 10 Pro will launch in the US from 18 February at major electronics retailers including Best Buy, Amazon, Microsoft, Newegg and B&H. 

The decision is reportedly due to US government security concerns about China and Huawei's alleged links to the security services. Huawei and Verizon declined to comment.



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