Amid U.S. intelligence probe, Huawei to offer $6 billion worth deals to Qualcomm, Broadcom and Avago


By Telecom Lead Team: Chinese equipment major Huawei is
set to award original equipment manufacturer contracts worth $6 billion to
U.S.-based Qualcomm, Broadcom and Avago. The deal has the potential to create
additional jobs in America.


This is part of Huawei’s long term commitment to the U.S.
market, where the Chinese gear maker is facing trouble from the government.


U.S. intelligence probe will assist Huawei and ZTE to prove

The U.S. House intelligence committee’s probe is
happening amid growing concerns over cyber espionage. The investigation would
look into whether the expansion of the Chinese firm in the U.S. posed a
security threat.


Huawei said in a press release that the three-year OEM
contracts will directly and indirectly create over tens of thousands of job
opportunities for U.S. business.


“This procurement agreement reaffirms Huawei’s
determination to deliver on its promise to be a local economy contributor, and
is a demonstration of confidence in the long-term relationships we have
cultivated with our local high-tech partners,” said Chen Lifang, senior
corporate vice president of Huawei,


Since establishing its U.S. operations in 2001, Huawei
has partnered with 280 U.S. technology providers, with total procurement
contracts exceeding $30 billion. These contracts have covered software,
components, chipsets, and services, and its 2011 procurement in this region saw
an 8 percent increase year-over-year.


“Huawei is widely recognized as a driver of innovation
in the ICT industry and we are honored to expand this relationship to deliver
even greater value to our customers,” said Bryan Ingram, senior vice
president and general manager of the Wireless Semiconductor Division of Avago


Huawei U.S. has 13 regional offices located in Atlanta,
Chicago, San Diego and other metropolitan cities. The company maintains seven
R&D centers. The U.S. operation employs over 1,700 professionals and
support staff, among them more than 1,300 are hired locally in the U.S.,
including key technical leaders, senior managers and executives.


“Qualcomm is pleased to be working with Huawei,
supplying our leading family of Snapdragon processors and multimode broadband
modem products, and we look forward to Huawei’s continued success,” said
Cristiano Amon, senior vice president of Qualcomm.


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