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Commerce Dept. grants Huawei a 90-day license to help existing users

Added 05-20-19 08:09:02pm EST - “Huawei has a limited 90-day reprieve from its ban in the US.” - Engadget.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Engadget.com: “Commerce Dept. grants Huawei a 90-day license to help existing users”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Last week the US Commerce Department added Huawei and 68 subsidiaries to its "Entity List" that bans it from doing business with US companies without a special license. Today, as anticipated, the Commerce Department loosened that restriction a bit with a temporary 90-day license. According to Wilbur Ross, the Secretary of Commerce, it "will allow operations to continue for existing Huawei mobile phone users and rural broadband networks."

Because many operators, or owners of various handsets might not have any other way to get software updates or look into backups for necessary equipment, Huawei can continue to service those existing customers -- for now at least. For the long term, however, it's still looking at the loss of access to technology like Google's Android OS, not to mention any business deals in the US.

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