"Huawei is trusted by governments and customers in 170 countries worldwide and poses no greater cybersecurity risk than any ICT vendor, sharing as we do common global supply chains and production capabilities". The fear has extended from simply using Huawei products in the United States, but also internationally, especially on US bases across the globe. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall.
Spokesman for the U.S. Commerce Department despite not addressing the question has mentioned about the U.S. administration's commitment and efforts in being vigilant against any threat to country's national security.
"We engage with countries around the world about our concerns regarding cyberthreats in telecommunications infrastructure", a USA official told WSJ.
"Huawei is surprised by the behaviors of the USA government detailed in the article".
The sources even suggest that the USA is offering to financially support the development of telecom sectors in countries that agree to the United States administration's requests.
Europe this week stepped up its scrutiny of Foreign Direct Investment specifically out of China, after absorbing nearly double the amount of Chinese money that was invested in the USA over the last decade.
Intelligence agency leaders and others have said they are concerned that Huawei and other Chinese companies may be beholden to the Chinese government or ruling Communist Party, raising the risk of espionage. This was mostly over the company working a way around its boycott of Iran. "There are additional complexities to 5G networks that make them more vulnerable to cyber attacks".
That decision prevents USA government workers and contractors from using Huawei products in "essential" roles, which means Huawei technology can't be used in anything related to accessing, viewing, or routing data.