Huawei investments in North America spark new concerns

Huawei has made impressive gains in Canada, Mexico and the UK - but the US still resists its advances (photo:dpa)
Huawei has made impressive gains in Canada, Mexico and the UK - but the US still resists its advances (photo:dpa)

China-based Huawei has faced serious obstacles breaking into the US market despite being one of the world’s biggest telecoms companies. Its efforts to clinch deals in America have stumbled over questions of its ownership and security concerns - something Huawei denies. However, Huawei has made impressive gains in Canada and Mexico, and by investing in the US’s closest ally - the United Kingdom. Analysts query whether these efforts will pave the way for future investment in the US or spark another round of controversy.

THE OPERATIONS of Chinese maker of telecoms equipment and services company Huawei have raised national security concerns in the United States. As a result, the company a...

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