China's Telecom-Gear Titans Invade U.S.

Spurred by a downturn at home, ZTE and Huawei are challenging Cisco and Nortel for wireless and broadband equipment contracts in the U.S.

For China's high-flying manufacturers of telecom equipment, the U.S. market has always been a no-go zone. The Chinese government wants its companies to go global, but for Huawei Technologies and ZTE, that has meant heading to the developing world.

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