But a government advisor, Michael Wessel, reads about the deal and was worried. The suites were often occupied by lawmakers and senior authorities, many of which led important agencies. Wessel, a member of a Congress Research and Advisory Panel called the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission was able to get a high-ranking government official to make an unofficial complaint to Redskins, and the deal was broken. But not before Huawei's name and logo was posted on FedEx Field's electronic game for a few games.
A security expert, Mathy Vanhoef, who works at New York University in Abu Dhabi, says that it would be possible for Huawei's Wi-Fi equipment to retrieve encrypted emails and data from the stadium suites. But the data would not be useful, the researcher explains, because email systems and websites use hard-to-crack encryption. And the government officials will probably have a new encryption layer on top. But that information does not make Wessel better. The government advisor said it would still be too risky to let the Wi-Fi network be built.