Swisscom threatens to cut ties with Huawei

7 May 2013

Following a police raid on Huawei offices in Dubendorf, Swisscom has threatened to cease trading with the Chinese vendor and has begun looking to cut down its dependence on the company, local news portal reports. Offices of the equipment supplier were raided last week, resulting in the arrest of nine people. The company is alleged to have violated the Immigration Act by employing Chinese staff travelling in Switzerland on tourist visas. Carsten Schloter, CEO Swisscom, of Switzerland’s largest telco by subscribers, was quoted as saying: ‘For us, it is absolutely crucial that our business partners fully comply at all times with Swiss Laws. This is simply a question of trust.’

China, Switzerland, Huawei Technologies, Swisscom