Huawei Gets 90 Day Reprieve From US Ban

new report from Reuters is saying that the U.S. Commerce Department will allow Huawei to purchase American-made goods in order to maintain existing networks and provide software updates to existing Huawei handsets. The temporary license lasts until August 19 and comes after an executive order that effectively bans Huawei from the US. But Huawei says that this doesn’t mean a lot:

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei on Tuesday told Chinese state media that the reprieve bore little meaning for the company as it had been making preparations for such a scenario.

“The U.S. government’s actions at the moment underestimate our capabilities,” Ren said in an interview with CCTV, according to a transcript published by the Chinese state broadcaster.

So two things that pop to mind. First, one has to wonder what Huawei had to say about this is entrenched in fact rather than bravado. Second, I wonder if the US government got some severe blowback by banning this company? Or did this ban have unintended effects that they did not see coming? I guess we’ll get the answer to both those questions soon enough.

One Response to “Huawei Gets 90 Day Reprieve From US Ban”

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