U.S. Tech Companies Can Work With Huawei on 5G


Huawei was banned from accessing its U.S supply chain after the company was placed on the Commerce Department’s Entity List last year.

Therefore, U.S. firms were confused on what information they were allowed to discuss with Huawei.

Back in May, the Commerce Department was working on a draft of a new rule allowing U.S. companies to work with Huawei to create 5G standards.

Recently,  Reuters reported that U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross called out a new rule, allowing that to happen.

According to the new rule, “Huawei and 114 of its foreign affiliates on the Entity List “continue to participate in many important international standards organizations in which U.S. companies also participate.”

“The change is really simply a clarification. It isn’t that we’re doing something to help Huawei. What we’re doing is something to make it easier for global standards to be symmetrical. This is to help make sure we have ubiquity in 5G,” confirmed Wilbur Ross.

Even so, Secretary Wilbur Ross still have concerns about Huawei, adding that the U.S is having a hard time with the spying that Huawei is accused of, which would jeopardize the security of its 5G networks. 

Although the U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross called out the revision, Huawei is still not allowed to participate in the construction of 5G networks in the USA.

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