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AT&T walks away from deal to sell Huawei smartphones - WSJ


(Reuters) - AT&Inc , the No. 2 U.S. wireless carrier, has backed off from a deal to sell made by Chinese Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL], the Journal reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.

A person familiar with the matter told that and AT&held talks, but security concerns arose.

It could not be learned whether the two sides ever reached a deal, and neither side has confirmed the talks.

But reported that Huawei, the world's No. 3 maker by shipments last year, was expected to announce that it had struck an agreement with AT&a trade show on Tuesday. (

AT&declined to comment. declined to comment on the talks or security concerns.

In a statement, said the company would announce new products for the U.S. market on Tuesday "including availability" but did not give further details. phones are available for purchase in the but have never been distributed by a major carrier.

"Over the past five years has proven itself by delivering premium devices with integrity globally and in the U.S. market," Zinkowski said in a statement.

(Reporting by in Bengaluru; Stephen Nellis in San Francisco; Anjali Athavaley in New York and David Shepardson in Washington, D.C.; Editing by and Lisa Shumaker)

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 06:13 IST