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Huawei Lays Off 100 in US

Craig Matsumoto
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Craig Matsumoto
12/13/2012
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Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. is laying of 25 percent of its network infrastructure group in the United States.

That amounts to about 100 people -- 70 of them U.S. residents and 30 expatriates, a spokeswoman confirmed Thursday afternoon.

Huawei's three other U.S. divisions -- consumer, enterprise and R&D -- aren't affected.

The cuts aren't surprising, considering a recent Congressional report recommended that U.S. service providers steer clear of the vendor.

At the same time, Huawei isn't giving up on U.S. business. The company delivered the following statement to the press Thursday afternoon:

Huawei Technologies USA recently simplified and streamlined its organization to sustain a profitable infrastructure business in the U.S. We have limited the reduction necessary to best streamline the organization to allow the company to continue providing U.S. carrier customers with the best technology solutions while maintaining our cost structure. Our long-term commitment to the U.S. infrastructure market and our U.S. carrier customers remains unchanged.


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— Craig Matsumoto, Managing Editor, Light Reading

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