Just as we know, recently Huawei has been denied the opportunity to tie up with the American carriers for selling their products in the U.S., as the lawmakers and the and U.S. government authorities cited security concerns. While the Chinese smartphone manufacturer couldn’t make a deal with the likes of AT&T and Verizon, it also lost Best Buy as its partner. “Huawei complies with all applicable laws and regulations where it operates, including the applicable export control and sanction laws and regulations of the UN, US and EU,” the firm had stated.
Just about a few days later, another Chinese firm ZTE was banned from purchasing American tech gears, as they were accused of selling American technology to Iran bypassing the U.S. sanctions in 2016. While ZTE had paid a fine of $890 million and fired four executives, it did not reprimand 35 other employees as it had promised. The company has been slapped with a seven-year-long ban.
Now, According to The Wall Street Journal report, it seems like Huawei is undergoing a criminal investigation over the Iran sanctions. While the report didn’t divulge many details, it did state that the Chinese tech firm Huawei is currently under investigation. So, as of now, it is not clear as to whether or not this is the same sanctions, which ZTE has been accused of bypassing.
Currently, ZTE is in quite a soup, as it has lost the power to purchase Qualcomm processors for its smartphone models due to the U.S. ban and it may also lose its Android license from Google. Recent;y ZTE has called the ban “unfair.”