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    US Govt provides a temporary license for Huawei

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    After Google, Intel and Qualcomm bans Huawei from using their hardwares and softwares, the US government has provide Huawei a temporary license for Huawei. Using this temporary license, Huawei can keep sending software updates to its smartphones until the next three months. This temporary license is given by the United States Commerce Department.

    According to Reuters, this license will expire on 19th August. After that, Huawei cannot use the US tech companies services until the ban is lifted. This license also will allow Huawei to maintain its network equipment. Other than that, Huawei also can receive security vulnerability disclosures until the license expires.

    On May 16th, the US government blacklisted Huawei from doing business in the US. Huawei can only continue its business with its US companies only after getting permission from the US government. Immediately, Google announces to stop providing Android services for all Huawei smartphones. However, Huawei can continue using Google’s open-source Android operating system. Later after the announcement, Google Android team says its services will be continuing as usual in the current existing Huawei smartphones only.

    “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”

    Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross

    In conclusion, Huawei is really having a rough week right after the ban. Hopefully, now Huawei should plan on a contingency plan before 19th August.

    Raaj Lokanathan
    Raaj Lokanathan
    A software engineer as a profession. A tech blogger as a passion.


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