Huawei Over The Years: Long Road To U.S., Success No Guarantee


2012: Huawei Becomes Household Name Via '60 Minutes' Report

In an October report on CBS' "60 Minutes," Rep. Mike Rogers, a Michigan Republican and chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives' Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, told U.S. business owners that if they 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."

The "60 Minutes" story anticipated a report from the Intelligence committee that surfaced that month that calls out both Huawei and another Chinese telecom and mobile equipment company, ZTE, as security risks because their products could potentially be used to spy on American citizens.