The rivalry between Huawei and the US government can be called with different words and carry different analogy. Someone will say that this rivalry reminiscent of the “racing” Tom and Jerry. Others will say that these two are similar players in “king of the mountain”. And anyone who does compare the US government with a great guy who rested his hand on the forehead to the student, and that, in turn, tries to reach him but cannot. Comparison can be arbitrary, but we must pay tribute to the Chinese who don’t give up attempts to break through and reclaim the good name, and at the same time very profitable markets. Another round of this confrontation was the treatment of Huawei in the U.S. court with a request to recognise as illegal actions of the government of this country. What came out of it?
Huawei sues the US government
It was stupid to think that the Huawei after the ban on working with companies that can be associated with the United States, just fold the wings and abandon attempts to conquer the world with their electronics. To be honest, very good electronics. So not so long ago the company’s management, after consulting with their lawyers, decided to make the claim and bring it to the court in the Eastern district of Texas.
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The basis of his claim was a demand to recognize the illegal actions of the US government to ban Huawei to supply equipment to the U.S. market in particular – the purchase of equipment or services to government agencies.
The claim relates to section 889 of the NDAA Act (national defense), which among other things prohibits the use of Federal funds, and grants and loans for the purchase of telecommunications equipment or services producers. Naturally, Huawei was included in the “black list”.
As previously reported, this is due to the accusations of the company from China that it collects user data, including state structures, and may carry on spying for the Chinese government. The assurances of management of the company the charges are not justified.
Initially it could be assumed that the trial will be long and we will find more than one reason to talk about it, but all attempts to get justice literally “shot down on takeoff”.
Huawei claim to the U.S. government rejected
According to the publication Politico, a claim Huawei has been rejected. District judge Amos Mazzante decided that the actions of Congress is completely legal and comply with all legislation. In particular this applies to purchases of equipment from Huawei and ZTE.
The decision was justified by a similar lawsuit, which was filed by another company, which was accused of espionage by the Russian Kaspersky Lab. In that case the plaintiff was also refused in the trial.
Of course, this trial is not over, and from the reaction Huawei at such actions of the judge clearly shows that the company will not leave it so and will find other ways to deal with the case.
What is the future of Huawei
Few people would argue with the fact that Huawei are not very good, and all the obstacles that are built in their way, obviously will not benefit them in the near future. On the other hand, a company with such a margin of safety and support at home has all the capabilities to get out of this “storm” only got stronger. While support in China is particularly relevant, because it is the country where lives almost a quarter of the population of the planet.
We still can only observe how the company’s management, its lawyers and engineers try to work around these rocks and to find solutions which will allow to cope with the situation. This number can be noted legal attempts to resolve the issues that have been described above, creation of infrastructure and application store, as well as the ongoing diversification of the activities of the company. The last point can be attributed to the emergence of many new gadgets which are not related to Android. Examples include watches, fitness trackers, headphones, smart home gadgets and laptops.
Continue to watch and hope that we will not lose this player. Even if you don’t like smartphones, they still influence the market and forced to move from other manufacturers.