Friday, October 19, 2012

Sprint Rules Out Use of Huawei

Sprint Nextel CEO Dan Hesse says Sprint Nextel would avoid using network equipment made by Huawei, in deference to concerns expressed by some in the U.S. Congress about potential security issues. 

"Sprint is a big supplier to the U.S. government and that aside, I wouldn't put in any equipment that would raise any security concerns," Hesse said. 

As the Sprint/Softbank deal moves forward in the regulatory approval process, some might suggest that Softbank's use of Huawei as an equipment supplier could draw objections. Sprint obviously will want to avoid that potential issue. 

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