> UK telco sources who spoke frankly to El Reg off the record have generally praised the Chinese company’s wares and general approach while shrugging their shoulders at the political war over its presence in Britain.
Indeed, they've come a long way and are a good example of what happens when you put 60,000 bright young things together to buld a networking business. There are probably ways and means to put backdoors in the kit, but GCHQ and others don't seem to have found any significant ones they're willing to publish (or at least ones that aren't "oh, that's a debug port that accidentally got left in. Soz").
Compare that to other companies under a lot less organised scrutiny who regularly emit security vulnerabilities in their s/w. Security vulns are regularly found in Cisco kit, Nokia kit, and many others, but politicians don't seem to care about those ones.