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The US' Justice Department defers Huawei's ban from the market again

Huawei has seen another trade-ban reprieve. (Source: Huawei)
Huawei has seen another trade-ban reprieve. (Source: Huawei)
Huawei has been slapped with a trade ban from the US Administration that prevents it from selling to companies based in that country. However, the nation's Department of Justice (DoJ) had postponed it for 90 days by way of a new licensing system. Now, the same body has issued a further extension to the same.

Huawei had been slapped with a ban from working with US-based companies; however, the country's DoJ has been issuing temporary licenses to the same corporations. The rationale behind this was to help carriers and other telecomms concerns, particularly those in isolated regions, to find alternatives to relevant hardware from this OEM. Now, they have been extended again.

These licenses are now in effect for 45 days, or half the time associated with their predecessors. As before, they are primarily intended to support equipment transitions in more rural areas. This new extension may seem ironic in light of a recent report on apparent findings that Huawei has had backdoor access to mobile networks, not just in the US but worldwide.

However, the OEM has recently hit back at these allegations, which, again, emanate from US authorities. They has been challenged to produce whatever evidence they have for making these potentially serious claims by John Suffolk, Huawei’s head of cyber security. He also denied that his company even makes the “lawful intercept gateway” with which this level of access is apparently associated.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-02-15 (Update: 2020-02-15)