ICYMI from the Headlines: “Huawei Still Scrutinized Over Sprint Ties As T-Mobile Merger Moves On”

For Immediate Release: January 7, 2019
Press Contact: Regan Page at regan@npstrategygroup.com

 

ICYMI from the Headlines: “Huawei Still Scrutinized Over Sprint Ties As T-Mobile Merger Moves On”

Coalition Continues to Raise National Security Concerns over Merger

 

Washington DC – This week, Android Headlines becomes the latest media outlet to highlight the growing scrutiny over Sprint’s Huawei ties and the latest voices in opposition to the proposed Sprint/T-Mobile merger.

Former State Department Chief of Staff David Wade and Scott Mulhauser, former Chief of Staff at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, became the latest voices to call on the two network operators to provide legal assurances to the federal government that, if allowed to merge, they will not use Huawei technology while deploying 5G. As of now, no such assurances exist, meaning that with a Sprint and T-Mobile merger, national security could be undermined as Americans far and wide could be exposed to spying and hacking.

KEY POINTS:

  • Huawei is not escaping scrutiny over its ties to Sprint and how the thereof could affect the carrier's proposed merger with T-Mobile.
  • In a new op-ed, Wade and Mulhauser argue that T-Mobile and Sprint should provide Washington with a contractually binding guarantee that their planned network upgrades won't include any equipment from Huawei or ZTE. This is a new red line if they're truly committed to deploy 5G without exposing Americans to spying and hacking attacks.

The full opinion column is available here.

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