Cybersecurity Concerns Affecting Telecom Deals With Chinese Companies

J. Angelo Racoma at the CMSWire reports on recent negotiations that fell through between Sprint and two Chinese corporations, ZTE and Huawei.  Sprint claims it chose to work with other companies for its telecom infrastructure upgrades due to doubts concerning ZTE’s and Huawei’s technical capabilities to complete the contract, but Racoma points to evidence suggesting national security concerns and pressure from the government likely played a role as well.

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