After Huawei being banned in US and being placed on the Entity List in May 2019 (US blacklist), the government provided an exception to the restrictions made to American firms, that interacted with the Chinese company.
To US, Huawei being banned was an excuse due to security issues but now, some things have changed. Know what by keep reading this article.
US Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross, announced that US is providing exceptions to Huawei, in order to collaborate on setting standards for next-generation technologies, which are specifications and rules that govern how critical technologies work.
As Wilbur Ross said, “The Department is committed to protecting US national security and foreign policy interests by encouraging US industry to fully engage and advocate for US technologies to become international standards.” Source: Telecom tech news. With the United States wanting the leadership in global innovation, having conflicts with Huawei is not an option, for now.
But what are the standards?
Without standards, technology would not be like it is today and that is for sure. They are critical to technologies.
The cooperation between industry companies is essential to work on standards. They are technical specifications and other things, that dictates how a technology works and allows different devices or systems around the world to work together. For example, nowadays we get to use Wi-Fi in everywhere in an easy way and without standards, that would not be possible.
Until now US and European companies have been on the leadership in defining technology standards, but now, with 5G emerging, the ones who will define those standards has yet to be determined.
“Huawei is the clear leader in contributions to the complete end-to-end 5G standard”. Source: Strategy Analytics
The Chinese company is the world’s largest telecoms vendor, being an active contributor to new standards. With Huawei banned, US was putted in disadvantaged, putting the competitiveness of companies at risk.
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