“It has been known that some telecom vendors are sitting in the network security advisory board of certain national security agencies to exclude competing vendors, citing national security concerns to benefit themselves.

They spread fear, uncertainty and doubt to politicians and these agencies without any supporting evidence. Operators (and countries) should do an independent technical evaluation and decide for themselves.”
Anonymous because of the source.  This comment was inspired by a government security agency advisor employed by a Huawei competitor.

Alcatel and Nokia have been prominent in the U.S. campaign against Huawei.

I don’t necessarily agree.