Reuters found that the United States is going to allow companies to work with Chinese Huawei on the standards of a new generation of 5G mobile networks. The agency wrote about this with reference to sources on June 15.
According to Reuters interlocutors, a change in the rules of work of companies with Huawei has already been approved by the US Department of Commerce and other agencies. The agency requested comment from both the agency and the Chinese company, but so far has not received a response.
As industry representatives specified in a conversation with the agency earlier, changes in the rules do not mean that the United States is stopping pressure on Huawei. It is solely about the development of standards that have suffered due to restrictions: after the ban on cooperation, American companies stopped providing their developments to organizations that are engaged in standardization. Because of this, Huawei’s influence on this process has grown.
A little over a year has passed since Huawei was blacklisted by the US Department of Commerce. Being on the list means that American companies are forbidden to provide her with their technology. The reason was that the US suspected Huawei of spying for China. According to the Ministry of Justice, the company could steal secret data on RAM technology from Micron Technology, valued at $ 8.75 billion.
In mid-August 2018, U.S. President Donald Trump banned government organizations from using any equipment from Huawei and ZTE, and in November the company was accused of stealing trade secrets. In January 2019, official charges were brought against the company, but Huawei did not admit guilt.