The American veto has had dire consequences for Huawei. The most visible effect has been that Huawei phones can no longer run Google services, but American companies also cannot work with Huawei on developing technologies such as 5G connectivity.
This has weakened the influence that American companies have on setting global standards, as Huawei plays a major role in these discussions.
Because US companies are officially prohibited from working with Huawei, employees of some technology companies are unsure what discussions they might have with Huawei, weakening US influence. in the emerging standards.
Reuters reported today that that blockade could be lifted soon … but only partially.
The US Secretary of Commerce has confirmed to Reuters that US companies will be able to work with Huawei on developing standards for 5G networks. The US government is expected to make a public announcement in the next few hours.
Ross also said that “the United States will not relinquish leadership in global innovation” and “the department is committed to protecting national security and the interests of United States foreign policy, encouraging American industry to fully participate and advocate that American technologies become international standards. “
This move cannot be seen as a concession to Huawei but has been designed to help the United States. to work with companies like Huawei on 5G standards. This will help ensure that the US continues to play a relevant role in the decision-making bodies for new standards worldwide.