Reuters reports an anonymous U.S. official “we are urging folks not to rush ahead and sign contracts with untrusted suppliers.” Given that nearly all telco executives see Huawei as one of their most trusted suppliers, that should be interpreted as the U.S. urging them to buy from Huawei.
Huawei today has the most extensive security review of any telco supplier. Britain has a
Huawei has promised to spend US$2 billion on further security for England. There are no firm numbers, but I’d bet Huawei has more people working on security than the next three suppliers combined.
If I wanted to make sure, for example, that the Russians wouldn’t break into my system for espionage or election control, Huawei would be the obvious choice of suppliers. Almost all telco executives also trust Huawei in another manner: they work harder to deliver what they promise than anyone else in the market.
DC types often believe, “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.”
Obviously, the official and the Reuters reporter wanted you to infer the exact obvious.