Verizon drops all plans to sell smartphones made by China’s largest telecom equipment maker

Concerns about national security and technology transfers have led U.S. cellular carrier Verizon to back out of a deal with Huawei Technologies, China’s largest telecommunications equipment maker, to sell and distribute cellphones made by the Beijing firm. Verizon’s decision follows an earlier one by AT&T not to introduce the Mate 10 Pro to the US market. While [...]


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Jon E. Dougherty is a political, foreign policy and national security analyst and reporter with nearly 30 years of experience in both fields. A U.S. Army veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, he holds BA in Political Science from Ashford University and an MA in National Security Studies/Intelligence Analysis from American Military University.