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Submission + - 60 Minutes torpedoes Huawei in less than 15 minutes (

colinneagle writes: On last night's 60 Minutes it took less than 15 minutes for them on national TV to torpedo Huawei in the United States. Folklore within the routing and switching community was that Huawei stole router product secrets from Cisco, down to the chassis, IOS and all the way down to the spelling errors in the manuals. Many have said it for years, but 60 Minutes put it on worldwide television tonight for everyone to know.

Now on Monday the Government House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence final report is due. It is not expected that Huawei will be a big fan of theirs or the report. It could be a death blow for Huawei with any enterprise customer in the United States.

So where does this leave Huawei with in the United States when you have a sitting Congressmen in Mike Rogers saying this?

"If I were an American company today, and I'll tell you this as the chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and you are looking at Huawei, I would find another vendor if you care about your intellectual property, if you care about your consumers' privacy, and you care about the national security of the United States of America," Mike Rogers said on 60 Minutes.

Huawei might have impressive sales, be hiring in the United States, but out of the 40 CEOs I sent an email to before writing this article, none said they would even let them in the door.

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60 Minutes torpedoes Huawei in less than 15 minutes

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