Huawei recently sued the USA government over a law that banned federal agencies and their contractors from procuring Huawei's equipment and services, calling it unlawful. Huawei's CEO of Consumer Business Group, Richard Yu, has revealed in an interview that the company has developed its own operating systems.
For the time being, however, Huawei doesn't seem to be in a position that would lead to a ban similar to ZTE's, as the company keeps denying all spying accusations and calls for governments to provide evidence that it's working for Beijing.
Huawei's CFO was looking for new employment opportunities when she was busted, according to her father. In April 2018, ZTE, also from China, was banned from receiving exports from United States suppliers including Qualcomm chips and Google Android OS for its phones, effectively shutting it down until the ban's lifting in July 2018.
Wanzhou was arrested by Canadian authorities in December and is awaiting an extradition trial set for May 8.
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Meng remains under house arrest in Canada while the courts proceed with the case to extradite her to the U.S., which alleges that she deceiving financial institutions and put them in a position to violate sanctions against Iran.
"We fully support our partners' operating systems - we love using them and our customers love using them". Other nations will make their own. However, he did not specify whether Huawei has already developed an alternative operating system to Android, Windows, or both. "We don't expect to use them, and to be honest, we don't want to use them", the spokesperson explained.
The Chinese telco equipment giant states that it was left with no choice but to sue.
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