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Microsoft is now licensed to do business with Huawei again

Microsoft is one of a relative handful of firms that can sell to Huawei again. (Source: NT Interia)
Microsoft is one of a relative handful of firms that can sell to Huawei again. (Source: NT Interia)
Microsoft has announced that it has secured a license from the US government that allows it to sell its products to Huawei again. This will, for example, enable the OEM to put Windows on future generations of its MateBooks. The Redmond giant is among the 25% of the companies who have had their applications to work with the Chinese company approved.

Microsoft has gained approval from the current US administration to sell to the OEM Huawei again. This news may have come as a relief to the Chinese electronics giant, whose supplier base has reportedly atrophied following sanctions imposed on it that prevent it working with American firms such as Qualcomm and Intel.

On the other hand, the Redmond software behemoth has not specified which of its products have been cleared for sale to Huawei again. Its new license, as opposed to the temporary general trade-ban waiver that may expire soon, was granted on November 20, 2019.

The US authorities have stated that it has received applications for similar licenses to sell to Huawei from approximately 300 companies to date. However, of these, only 25% of these US organizations have had Microsoft's success in gaining approval to deal with this company.

At the time of writing, there is no concrete word on whether Google - a potentially crucial partner in promoting the uptake of phones such as the Mate 30 series -  is among these applicants or not.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-11-22 (Update: 2019-11-22)