Matt Walker, an analyst with research firm Ovum, noted that Huawei has been successful for many years selling telecommunication gear in the U.K., which has close political ties with the U.S.
"Being able to point to widespread adoption in the U.K, should, in theory, help Huawei in its efforts to persuade American politicians and (telecommunication) carriers to give it a chance," he said in an email.
"Whether the timing is coincidental or not, it could help during the upcoming hearings," he added. "Having this U.K. news out there gives Huawei supporters some political cover during the hearings."
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