whyiswhy 12/5/2012 | 3:01:49 PM
re: Huawei Faces $670M CAT Fight Now we see why .... and where is the story, Scott? Did I miss it?
whyiswhy 12/5/2012 | 3:01:47 PM
re: Huawei Faces $670M CAT Fight No, probably not connected, but definitely part of a big (read military-mindset) plan. Multiple fronts. Huawei buying 3Com is more of move on Cisco...now they are on their turf.
Pete Baldwin 12/5/2012 | 3:01:47 PM
re: Huawei Faces $670M CAT Fight Are you saying there's causality between the CAT incident and the 3Com deal? Not sure I understand ...

I'm hoping to write up Huawei/3Com as an analysis piece rather than the plain news. The press release is here:

and I've got an first-reaction bit written up here:
Stefan Sip 12/5/2012 | 3:01:46 PM
re: Huawei Faces $670M CAT Fight In the big scheme of things, telecom is just a pawn. Recall Thaksin (ex-PM) who held huge business interests, all while in office, including a major portion of CAT. After the coup, with some general in charge, it is payback time for Thaksin, his holdings, and vendors including Huawei, who were tight with Thaksin.
Pete Baldwin 12/5/2012 | 3:01:46 PM
re: Huawei Faces $670M CAT Fight Ah, ok. The classic pincers maneuver.

(I have no idea if that's relevant. It's the only military term I know, other than "RUN AWAY!")
bollocks187 12/5/2012 | 3:01:40 PM
re: Huawei Faces $670M CAT Fight I see majore problems if US compnaies are acquired by Huawei.

They do business very different than Western cultures. The CAT fight is an example its called "Bait and switch"

Stefan Sip 12/5/2012 | 3:01:39 PM
re: Huawei Faces $670M CAT Fight There is no doubt Huawei do things differently than other western companies. Besides CAT, which I believe is political payback on the part of Thaksin/Huawei, which other "bait and switch" examples are you aware of?
bollocks187 12/5/2012 | 3:01:38 PM
re: Huawei Faces $670M CAT Fight - Hiring country sales and support teams to manage the customer then firing sales team once contract is signed EMEA

- Shipping a trucks loads of chinese in to fix a problem rather than hiring local employees as per committment to support customer - EMEA

- Committing to product features at such a low price - then not delvivering and offering alternative at a higher price - EMEA

- Price dumping to eliminate the competitor.- WORLD

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