Huawei fails to seal U.S. sales partnership deal with AT&T

Huawei fails to seal U.S. sales partnership deal with AT&T

Kenneth Drake
January 10, 2018

There's no word of any other USA. carriers partnering with Huawei, so for now the company may have to keep selling its devices unlocked.

That placed Huawei's smartphones at a considerable disadvantage compared to Apple, Samsung and other phone makers whose products are readily available from mobile carriers' stores.

Huawei had planned several announcements for the CES event this week, including speculation that it was ready to reveal a sales tie-in with AT&T, according to the earlier reports.

"We remain committed in this market now and in the future".

Huawei confirmed the news at CES 2018 in Las vegas, Nevada.

In the recent past, Huawei has only sold its handsets in the US through its own website, through Amazon.com and other online retailers, giving its phones less market exposure and making it impossible for buyers to examine the devices before making a purchase.

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WSJ noted that the failed AT&T deal marks a setback for Huawei and its ambition to be the world's leading smartphone brand.

In a statement to Reuters on Tuesday, Huawei said that the usa market presents "unique challenges" and that the Mate 10 Pro will not be sold directly by us carriers.

"On Tuesday, Huawei will introduce new products to the US market, including availability". It was heavily rumored that AT&T would be selling Huawei's flagship smartphone in the USA, but it looks like the carrier backed out of the potential deal.

The reason blamed for the deal falling apart is pressure from the U.S. Senate and House intelligence committees via a letter sent to the FCC back on December 20. However, Huawei will continue on its determined campaign to pierce through the lucrative North American market.

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