But a number of politicians reject the deal and question online security in the United States. The company, in fact, was banned in 2012 from bidding for USA government contracts for telecommunications equipment and networking infrastructure.
According to the Journal, Union Wireless of Mountain View, Wyoming - with 50,000 customers in five Western states - turned to Huawei four years ago after its previous equipment vendor fell behind schedule on a critical network upgrade.
The mounting pressure from lawmakers was likely the most significant contributing factor to the deals falling through with the country's two largest carriers, according to one West Coast-based solution provider executive that asked not to be named.
Huawei's Washington-based spokesman William Plummer said on Tuesday that "privacy and security are always our first priority". "Huawei can bring more value to them".
"The problem is to the extent that the investment decisions are not being made on the ground by businessmen in China, but instead for strategic purposes by authorities in Beijing", Daniel Russel, diplomat in residence and senior fellow at the Asia Society Policy Institute, and a former assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs at the US Department of State, told yesterday's 2018 South China Morning Post China Conference.
However, political maneuvering between countries over elections, technology products, access to information, and hacking is something to that should always be taken seriously, according to the anonymous channel partner.
"I think it's quite a big loss for us and also for the carriers, but it's more of a big loss for consumers", Richard Yu, chief of Huawei's consumer business group, said during a CES keynote. But then Yu broke from the script addressing telecom giant AT&T's last minute decision to pull out of a deal to carry Huawei phones in the U.S. The four leading USA carriers have connections with several of the top mobile device manufacturers, including Apple and Samsung Electronics.
"Everybody knows that in the U.S. market that over 90 percent of smartphones are sold by carrier channels", Yu said.
Back in 2016, Huawei sued Samsung for allegedly violating several of its patents.