In recent years, Huawei has done nothing but receive vetoes and restrictions from the United States when it comes to deploying its 5G technology or collaborating with other companies based in the American country.
This is due to suspicions by the US government of possible espionage. Now, however, everything can take a 180-degree turn, in an official statement the United States Department of Commerce and other agencies explain how the restrictions will be relaxed so that United States companies can work with Huawei in the development of 5G networks.
Huawei is currently the company with the largest technology and infrastructure in 5G worldwide. However, its deployment in the United States has been slowed down due to different clauses and vetoes it has received.
Being part of the blacklist in the United States, not only is your direct business limited there, but you also cannot collaborate with other big technology companies, such as Google, which is why we have Huawei phones without Google apps.
Defining 5G standards (with help from Huawei)
The idea of the current US government is for US-based companies to deploy 5G infrastructure across the country. These companies, however, do not have it so easy without the ability to collaborate and obtain technology from Huawei for it.
US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross explains to Reuters that the United States will not relinquish “leadership in global innovation” and hence they will take action.
What are these measurements? In a way, allow the big tech companies in the United States looking to develop 5G infrastructure to collaborate with Huawei to set standards for 5G networks. This rule change is pending approval by the United States Federal Register.
It is not clear if it will affect all kinds of collaborations or only those strictly related to 5G. That is, if we will see, for example, changes that directly affect the consumer, such as Google services on Huawei mobiles, or if these collaborations will only take place at the business level for the creation of 5G networks.
The veto of Huawei by the government of President Trump took place a little over a year ago and since then we have seen not one or two, but several postponements. On the other hand, it has also encouraged Huawei to create its own operating system by not being able to depend more on Google’s APIs. Side effects have also occurred in Europe.