According to The Wall Street Journal, federal prosecutors are already in hot pursuit of a criminal investigation into the company for allegedly stealing USA trade secrets.
The Journal report Wednesday cites several people familiar with the matter who are not identified by name.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the DOJ's investigations revolve around a 2014 civil case that claimed Huawei took unauthorized pictures of T-Mobile's smartphone-testing robot.
We hope these matters can be resolved shortly and note Huawei's own willingness to reassure governments about its role and activities. At issue was a robotics technology that T-Mobile used to test for quality control issues in smartphones.
The robot, Tappy, used human-like fingers to simulate tapping on mobile phones.
However, Huawei noted that "Huawei and T-Mobile settled their disputes in 2017 following a USA jury verdict finding neither damage, unjust enrichment nor willful and malicious conduct by Huawei in T-Mobile's trade secret claim".
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In May 2017, a jury said Huawei should pay T-Mobile $4.8 million in damages.
A group of United States politicians want to ban the sale of USA technology components to Huawei, ZTE Corp or other Chinese telecommunications companies that violate U.S. sanctions or export laws. Sen.r Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) to impose a ban on selling United States technology to Chinese companies in violation of sanctions laws and export control. She is wanted by the U.S.in relation to an investigation into Iran sanctions violations.
But the company denied its technology could be used for spying, saying in a statement that it sees "no rational reason why it should be excluded from building 5G infrastructure in Germany, or indeed in any country in the world", according to the BBC.
In a related move, lawmakers introduced a bill to ban the export of American parts and components to Chinese telecom companies that are in violation of United States export control or sanctions laws, with Huawei and fellow Chinese firm ZTE the likely targets.
Members of the British Parliament began expressing concerns regarding university ties to Huawei a year ago after China arbitrarily arrested two Canadian citizens following the detention of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou in Canada.
The legislation would also prohibit the sale of USA parts to Chinese telecom giant ZTE, reinstating a ban Congress lifted in April after the company agreed to pay a $1 billion fine for violating the US embargo on trade with Iran.