back to article Huawexit means Huawexit! Uncle Sam gets 300 applications to dodge ban on supplying Chinese comms beast

The US Department of Commerce has agreed to grant several exemptions to its ban on Huawei, in what appears to be the Chinese kit maker's second reprieve this week. The move means some suppliers will be able to resume sales to Huawei after it was blacklisted over national security concerns earlier in the year. On 15 May the …

  1. CJatCTi
    Facepalm

    Can't Trump see the message he sends to all manufactures in China is don't buy parts from the US, develop it locally in China.

    And this is meant to help American business.

    1. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

      Not just China

      Imagine he next gets mad at Korea, or Germany or Japan

      It looked ridiculous for europe to have its own GPS in case some future US administration decided to shut down Eu access in a trade war - now its looking like reasonable insurance.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Holmes

        From my recall, Phase Alternate Line (PAL) was not licenced to overseas for the manufacture of UK TV's.

        So **Insert overseas ethnic group of your choice**, got hold of a few (presumably different manufacturers) sets & set about reverse engineering them successfully. Causing a flood of cheaper imports.

        The technology was released but by then the damage had been done to the UK TV manufacturing industry.

        1. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

          Because that's how you grow an advanced tech infrastructure. Suppose we didn't license right hand drive cars outside the UK? Then we would have a giant innovative car industry exporting to Japan.

        2. shaunhw

          "From my recall, Phase Alternate Line (PAL) was not licenced to overseas for the manufacture of UK TV's"

          In fact PAL was German, the rights being owned by Telefunken, and was used in many places around the world. Hitachi used pure PAL in their smaller screen TVs, but Sony, not wanting to pay the royalty to Telefunken converted the PAL signal to a form of NTSC and then decoded that! Hence the HUE control on all earlier 70's Sony colour TVs.

  2. AIBailey Silver badge

    Exactly.

    This is the push that Huawei needed to reduce their reliance on US businesses in their products down to zero, and I suspect other foreign telecoms manufacturers will be watching before considering whether they could make the same leap.

    The reviews of the new Huawei Mate 30 Pro have praised the hardware, however the lack of Google Play services is the killer if you're not in China. Again, if Huawei can figure out how to get a high percentage of play store apps to load (perhaps by curating an alternative app store), then other phone makers may follow suit.

    Trump's plan to help US businesses only works while the non-US companies haven't developed a better solution.

    1. Irongut

      Huawei are agressively targetting developers of apps with over 100k downloads on Play to publish on the Huawei app store and have been for about 6 months. Depending on an apps reliance on Google's backend for in-app purchases and ads it can be non-trivial to move to another store but in time they could gain a decent percentage of the top apps.

  3. Brian Miller

    Publish Huawei 0-days

    All the NSA needs to do is publish all the Huawei 0-day bugs. As soon as a bug is found, post it. That's the only way to show that #1, the firmware is being analyzed for foreign "influence," and #2, that the NSA is useful for something.

    1. Irongut

      Re: Publish Huawei 0-days

      Hahahahaha. Funniest thing I've heard today.

      That would require the NSA to hand over exploits instead of hoarding them for their own nefarious purposes as well as some truth in the evil communist company story.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    So it wasn't about security after all?

    Who'd have thought?

  5. JohnMurray

    Trump just doesn't want competition......there ain't room for two at the top of the phone-tapping-league....and the NSA was getting jealous

  6. Neoc

    All those extensions...

    Sounds like Huawei-gate is the USA's Brexit.

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