We all know what has been happening at Huawei: the Chinese corporation has been battling US bans that say the tech company cannot be trusted for a series of unverified reasons. To this end, Huawei has since been banned from using technologies dished out by US companies. But for how long?
The latest development from this China-US animosity is that somehow, the US is willing to work with Huawei on developing and setting standards for future technologies. The announcement was made by the same Commerce Department that listed Huawei in the infamous Entity List. Nevertheless, the announcement meant that American tech companies can take part in developing standards that govern how critical networks work.
And what are these standards? Word has it that they will revolve around Wi-Fi and 5G – the latter of which has been growing in the Asian country thanks to works done by the nation.
Of course, the development has created confusion in the manner the Entity List is supposed to be explored because which technologies are Huawei to be part of? The US clarifies the new relations through a statement made by the Secretary of the Department of Commerce.
“The United States will not cede leadership in global innovation. This action recognizes the importance of harnessing American ingenuity to advance and protect our economic and national security,” says the Department.
Still, the US maintains that it is committed to protecting national securities and foreign policy interests by ‘encouraging U.S. industry to fully engage and advocate for U.S. technologies to become international standards.’
The move, nonetheless, has been welcomed by friends of the industry.