Huawei has released an official statement on the US House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence's investigation into Huawei and ZTE's ties to the communist Chinese government released today. The investigation resulted in a recommendation from the Committee that U.S. companies should avoid using Huawei's infrastructure equipment because of concerns of possible corporate espionage and other homeland security worries. Huawei says that the report was incomplete, and that it "failed to provide clear information or evidence to substantiate the legitimacy of the Committee's concerns."
"Despite our best effort, the Committee appears to have been committed to a predetermined outcome."
Despite the Committee's report saying that Huawei did not provide clear answers to its inquiries throughout the 11-month investigation, Huawei contends that it "has cooperated with the Committee in an open and transparent manner," even going so far as to open its doors in Shenzhen to allow Committee investigators in. Huawei also notes that "despite our best effort, the Committee appears to have been committed to a predetermined outcome."
Huawei has faced similar concerns from other governments across the world, including in Australia, where it was banned from selling networking equipment at all. The Committee's investigation in the US has not resulted in a ban on Huawei's equipment, but its strong recommendations against using Huawei's products to businesses are sure to make it difficult for Huawei to break into the wireless networking market in the US.