The U.S. government is urging South Korean operators using Huawei products LG U and other telecom operators to turn to "trusted suppliers ", Yonhap reported.In response to a reporter's question, "if South Korean telecom operators decide to stop using Huawei's equipment, does the United States plan to provide incentives?" robert strayer, US Deputy Secretary of state for network and international communications policy, made the above comments.
"We think it's a serious security issue ," Robert Strayer said in a video conference with reporters on Tuesday ." We would urge companies like LG U to switch from trusted suppliers to trusted suppliers.
"With regard to incentives, we may not provide them with any financial incentives," he added
Robert Strayer says that as companies build self driving cars, intelligent manufacturing or telemedicine services on the 5G network, we will increasingly need reliable suppliers that are free from authoritarian government interference.
"When a company deploys Huawei Technology, the Chinese government can make a decision that they want to destroy the technology or use it as a monitoring tool," he said For a long time, the US government has accused the Chinese government of using Huawei equipment for espionage. Huawei and the Chinese government have repeatedly denied the accusation.
Robert Strayer disagrees with the idea that replacing equipment requires a very high cost. He said he thought the cost was less than 10% of an operator's overall operations.
"So it's actually in their economic interest to switch to reliable suppliers as quickly as possible," he said