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US to allow its companies to collaborate with Huawei on 5G network standards


The United States has confirmed that it intends to amend the previously imposed bans on cooperation with Huawei, which will allow US companies to work with the Chinese telecommunications giant on 5G network standards, the US Department of Commerce said on Monday.

Donald Trung Quoc Don via flickr
Donald Trung Quoc Don via flickr
It is noted that the US Department of Commerce and several other departments approved the amendments; the document will be published on Tuesday. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross has confirmed the intentions.

“The United States will not give up leadership in global innovation... The Ministry is committed to protecting US national security and foreign policy interests by encouraging the US industry to be fully engaged and advocate that American technology become international standards,” Ross said. 

This decision, as clarified in the statement, is designed to ensure that restrictions on Huawei do not prevent US companies from continuing to introduce innovative technologies across the country.

The United States accuses Huawei of collaborating with the military and intelligence of the PRC and possible surveillance of customers, and convinces a number of countries not to use the infrastructure and equipment of Huawei when switching to the 5G cellular standard. The Chinese company claims that the allegations are unfounded, politically motivated and violate the principles of market competition.

Since May last year, Huawei has been on the US blacklist, which blocks its path to purchasing American components and technologies. However, since then, the United States has several times granted Huawei sanctions deferrals, allowing it to purchase US-made products to maintain networks and update software for existing phones.

source: reuters.com