Huawei Chairman Liang Hua recently told reporters that the company was willing to sign a “no-spy” agreement with the US government to allay fears of spying.
The Huawei top official though admitted that the opportunity to do so is slim and has little practical purpose saying “Since the US has not bought from us the US has not bought from us, is not buying from us, and not buying from us in the future, I don’t know if there is such an opportunity to sign such an agreement.”
Before all of this happened, Huawei is the dominant player in global networking equipment. They were also on track to surpass Samsung in global smartphone sales.
For those not familiar, a few weeks ago the US government placed Huawei on the entity list, banning them from accessing US technologies and doing business with US companies like Google, Android, ARM, and more. Recently, the company’s membership to the Wi-Fi Alliance, Bluetooth SIG, and SD Association was restored after they were removed from the group.
Both Google and Huawei released a statement saying current Huawei devices are not affected by the ban and will still get support and updates as usual.