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Peer-to-Peer Blog: Spicy Asian Chops and Too Hot Huawei

David ByrdFew times do I enter a weekend knowing the recipe of the week. Last week was such a weekend. I made two fabulous grilled dishes last week, blackened New York strip steak and spicy Asian chops. I had never prepared blacked steaks before but given the result, I will do them again. I coated them with a rub I cobbled together, let them sit for an hour or so and then seared them in a very hot pan about four minutes per side. The result was a wonderful mixture of charred saltiness and savory sweetness. Alas, I dont know what was in the rub, so no recipe. The chops on the other hand come from a rib recipe I saw in the paper last week. I decided to modify both the marinade and the cooking process towards chops with incredible success. I may work on the recipe and convert it to my style of ribs later this fall but in the meantime, please try these Spicy Asian Pork Chops. They are not too hot but just right.

Is Huawei Too Hot?

Huawei has been a questionable network provider for years. Early on in their business growth it was suspected, but not proven, that they had stolen intellectual property from Cisco. More recently, troubling questions on intellectual property have risen again via a lawsuit filed by Motorola. However, that pales to what may lie ahead for Huawei.

Apparently, Sprint is examining whether to purchase network equipment from Huawei and that has drawn the attention of two U.S. senators, Christopher Bond (R-Mo.) and Jon Kyl (R-Ariz). Citing security concerns, other customer relationships and questions regarding ownership of the company, Bond and Kyl have asked Sprint to reconsider making any Huawei purchases.

Huawei is growing too fast as an IP communications equipment provider to be ignored by U.S. carriers. Their product works well, the pricing is very competitive and they have the business and product development infrastructure to maintain state-of-the-art products. However, Huawei need to work on its image. The refusal to do business with them because they have sold to Iran and the Taliban are not justifiable or worth any attention. However, it is fair to question their respect for intellectual property and whether they have an ownership/partnership arrangement with the Peoples Liberation Army of China.

Sprint needs to look at the recent negotiations between Huawei and the Indian government for guidance in establishing a business relationship that is beneficial for the company and protects national interest. Kyl and Bond need to be careful of their rhetoric and stay focused on issues that really matter (hard for politicians to do).

If the real issues cannot be resolved, then we will know Huawei is too Hot.

David Byrd is vice president of marketing and sales for

Broadvox

, and is responsible for marketing and channel sales programs to SMBs, enterprises and carriers as well as defining the product offering. Prior to joining Broadvox, David was the Vice President of Channels and Alliances for Eftia and Telcordia. As Director of eBusiness Development with i2 Technologies, he developed major partnerships with many of the leaders in Internet eCommerce and supply chain management. As CEO of Planet Hollywood Online he was a pioneer in using early internet technologies to build a branded entertainment and eCommerce website company partnered with Planet Hollywood. Having over twenty years of Telecom sales and marketing experience, he has held executive positions with Hewlett-Packard, Sprint and Ericsson.


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