- Jul 27, 2021
Although the Chinese giant does not agree with this measure, brands such as Intel and Qualcomm are trying to pressure the Trump government to lift the controversial ban.
In a meeting held at the end of May between the US Department of Commerce and several manufacturers of chipsets that worked with Huawei, the latter tried to convince the state agency to lift the ban on the operation of the eastern giant in US territory, given that “The security of the devices would be in serious danger,” which would directly affect local users, according to a report published by Reuters .
The main reason for this concern is that the components used by the Oriental brand are easy to find in other markets, but in no case do they have the security standards used by Intel, Qualcomm, Xilinx Inc., among several other companies, Although Donald Trump’s main argument for imposing this sanction was, precisely, “national security.”
It should be noted that these pieces are vital to creating equipment that can sustain 5G technology around the world. Given that Huawei is working for a good number of years in this project, and that they already have treaties to install this network in various parts of the world, everything becomes a reason more than enough to evaluate the security measures presented by chipsets manufacturers, in addition to the enormous negative economic impact it would mean for them to stay below this ship.
Andrew Williamson, Vice president of public affairs for Huawei, said that the company has not asked anyone to intercede for them before the measure applied by Donald Trump, adding that “they are doing it by their own wishes, since for many of them, Huawei is one of their biggest customers. “
According to related persons, Huawei has not been able to talk to the US government about the position in which the relations between both actors are at the moment, which was ratified at the beginning of June by the Liang Hua himself, president of the brand, who told various media that “we simply do not have a communication channel with the United States.”