Huawei's AT&T deal may have failed due to political pressure

Huawei Mate 10 Pro won't be released via AT&T new report claims

Huawei Mate 10 Pro won't be released via AT&T new report claims

The Mate 10 Pro could have been the first flagship device from the company to be available through network operators in the US.

The news is a huge blow to Huawei, now the third largest smartphone maker in the world after Apple and Samsung, and will roll back the company's plan to establish a larger presence in the United States starting this year. A deal with AT&T would've helped Huawei get its phones in front of many new consumers.

Huawei's latest flagship bet, the Android-powered Huawei Mate 10 Pro, had been heavily advertised at the CES 2018 as if to confirm that the handset will soon make its way to AT&T subscribers.

Officially, neither Huawei nor AT&T ever confirmed that a deal was even taking place and there's certainly no reason to expect that they would comment on this failed arrangement. Huawei now sells to consumers online, but the lack of carrier deals has made the company basically irrelevant in the United States market.

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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.

According to the Journal, Huawei had been expected to announce Tuesday at the CES trade show in Las Vegas that it had reached an agreement with AT&T, its first partnership with a major U.S. mobile carrier. It's said that Huawei was planning to announce the news Tuesday, aka tomorrow, but now the company's deal with AT&T is no more.

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. The Dec. 20 letter, reviewed by The Information, cited an intelligence committee report on the Chinese firm's alleged ties to the Communist Party and China's intelligence and security services. However, Huawei will continue on its determined campaign to pierce through the lucrative North American market.

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