U.S. grants 90-day reprieve for Huawei suppliers2019-05-21 17:05 by Daniela
Days after blacklisting Chinese technology company Huawei from buying American-made products, the Trump administration is now easing up. The US Commerce Department (DOC) has given the company a 90-day extension to provide support for existing handsets and network components. This means that while the company is still banned from doing business with most US companies, it is allowed to continue critical product support.
"The Temporary General License grants operators time to make other arrangements and the Department space to determine the appropriate long term measures for Americans and foreign telecommunications providers that currently rely on Huawei equipment for critical services," said U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. "In short, this license will allow operations to continue for existing Huawei mobile phone users and rural broadband networks."
In response to the Commerce Department's decision, Google has resumed working with Huawei on Android updates and has put its plans to cut the company off on hold, according to CNBC.
Huawei issued a statement saying it will “continue to provide security updates and after-sales services to all existing Huawei and Honor smartphone and tablet products, covering those that have been sold and that are still in stock globally."
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