For Immediate Release: January 29, 2019
Press Contact: Regan Page at [email protected]
Protect America’s Wireless Statement: Criminal Charges Against Huawei
Protect America’s Wireless released the following statement on the news of the 13 count federal indictment that charges Huawei and the Chinese telecom giant’s Chief Financial Officer with bank and wire fraud, conspiracy to commit bank and wire fraud, and other charges:
“This week’s indictments charge Huawei with serious crimes and demand a fresh look at the national security concerns at the center of the proposed T-Mobile/Sprint mega-merger.
“Clearly, America’s path to 5G can not be paved by Huawei and yet today’s news reminds us how entangled T-Mobile and Sprint have been for so long with Huawei. The case appears to originate with the theft of T-Mobile’s intellectual property. Yet despite being a victim of Huawei’s deceit, T-Mobile and Deutsche Telekom continue to partner with them on 5G deployments around the globe.
“Sprint and T-Mobile’s parent companies have even deeper relationships with the Chinese telecom giant with a long history of hacking and spying on foreign networks. Yet none of these companies have provided evidence or verifiable commitments that they have stopped and will refrain from using Huawei components.
“Our national security is at stake—we cannot allow Huawei to control our digital future. Deutsche Telekom and T-Mobile know better than anyone that we can’t trust Huawei and should enthusiastically support a boycott of their products around the globe. Sprint, T-Mobile, Deutsche Telekom, and SoftBank must abandon the use of Huawei equipment in the United States and around the world. This issue demands much greater scrutiny, and we need it now.”