Reuters has reported that the U.S. company, Qualcomm, will now be permitted to be selling 4G chips to the Chinese company known to be Huawei, which has been granted as an exception from its ban.
The news coverage that has regards to the ban of Huawei in the U.S. has been slowly laying low recently, having more national and international events that are pressing which are also drawing away the focus and attention, although it has and would still be going on due to how important the battleground is in the trade war with China.
Companies from the U.S. have been greatly forbidden from making any negotiations and having transactions with Huawei due to the concerns over national security, in a ban which should stay in place until the month of May in the year of 2021, according to digitaltrends.
The citizens of the U.S. are definitely still allowed to be purchasing, owning, and making use of Huawei products like their smartphones, although, the U.S. companies were forbidden from making any negotiations with the Chinese Company unless they have acquired a special license that puts the company listed in the “Entity List” of the U.S. Commerce Department.
Reuters has been reporting that a license has been granted to the U.S. company known as Qualcomm. With this license, they have been permitted to sell some 4G chips that will be used in the mobile phones of Huawei.
“A license has been provided to us for some of our products, which also includes our 4G products,” said by a spokeswoman of Qualcomm to Reuters. The spokesperson of theirs did not hand or mention any details of what type of products were involved in their business but only mentions that Qualcomm has and is applying licenses for some of their other products.
The reason behind this ban would be the belief that, since Huawei is a Chinese company, they could become a security threat as they snitch some information to the Chinese government. The particular worrying that is being alleged would be that Huawei could try using backdoors within the infrastructure of its network so they could spy on their users and use that information to be handed to the government.
Recently, there has been a debate about how far to a certain degree could the ban be an effective defense, and to a certain degree of which it would be political posturing. It would be worth noting that some of the other countries followed the suit of the U.S., countries such as the U.K. who have reportedly been planning to phase out the use of the Huawei hardware.
Nonetheless, U.S. companies have found their ways around this ban, through the loopholes of the complex law. As for this part, Huawei will keep pressing on the manufacturing of devices that are like smartphones and to find ways on running them without the usage of companies that are U.S. based such as Google together with its Android software.
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