- Tram Ho
Yesterday, the Commerce Department said it would allow US companies to work with Huawei to set standards for 5G networks, though Washington continues to punish the Chinese company.
Since Huawei is included in the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Entity List in 2019, every U.S. company must also obtain a special license from the Commerce Department if there is any business cooperation with Huawei or their subsidiaries. The newly changed regulations will allow companies to disclose U.S. technology to the Chinese telecommunications giant without a license if it is intended for developing the 5G standard.
Amending this rule to ensure that even if Huawei is blacklisted, “it will not prevent US companies from making significant standard development activities despite Huawei’s extensive involvement in developer of this standard , “according to a US Department of Commerce notice.
In recent years Huawei has emerged as a leader in setting 5G standards globally.
A research by German company statistics on IPlytics patents shows that Huawei is currently leading the world in contributing to the development of 5G standards with 3,147 related patents. A similar study conducted by consulting firm Strategy Analytics in the US on 600 members of 3GPP, also showed that Huawei, Ericsson and Nokia are the three companies with the most important contributions to 5G compared to other companies. other company.
Meanwhile, the Huawei ban also stopped technology cooperation between Chinese technology companies and the giant. This has led many officials in the government and technology companies to worry that it will interrupt the ability of the United States to participate in the process of setting 5G standards globally.
As a result, the recent revision of Huawei’s ban aims to address these issues.
US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said in a statement yesterday: ” The United States will not give up its leading position in technological innovation. This action recognizes the importance of harnessing the country’s talent. America for promoting and protecting our economy and national security . ”
” The Commerce Department is committed to safeguarding US national security and foreign policy benefits by encouraging the full participation of American industry and bringing American technology to international standards. ”
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Source : Genk