Cisco CEO Says Huawei Is His Company’s Biggest Rival

Posted on Apr 9 2012 - 6:20am by Editorial Staff

Talking with the Wall Street Journal, Cisco CEO John Chambers identified his company’s biggest rival: China’s Huawei, stating that the Chinese company does not always play by rules in areas such as intellectual protection and computer security. Huawei image has been increasingly under fire, as earlier Australian government banned the company to bid for contracts in country which later was backed up.

Huawei’s response, as the WSJ reports, was to emphasize that it does have “a strong history of respect for the intellectual property rights of others” and labelled Chamber’s comments “unfortunate.” Although the reality is that there is a lot of “distrust” for Huawei amongst both government and large corporations.

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