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Report: Sprint rejected Huawei, ZTE for security concerns




Report: Sprint rejected Huawei, ZTE for security concerns
Report: Sprint rejected Huawei, ZTE for security concerns



http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9195278/Report_Sprint_rejected_Huawei_ZTE_for_security_concerns 

By Stephen Lawson
IDG News Service
November 5, 2010 

Sprint Nextel turned down bids from ZTE and Huawei Technologies because 
of U.S. government concerns over possible dangers to national security 
from the Chinese vendors building critical infrastructure in the U.S., 
the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

Sprint, the nation's third-largest mobile operator, rejected ZTE and 
Huawei's bids to modernize its network even though they were lower than 
those of three rival companies, the Journal reported. The other bidders 
were Ericsson of Sweden, Samsung Electronics of South Korea and 
Alcatel-Lucent, which is based in Paris and incorporates the former U.S. 
telecom vendor Lucent.

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