Huawei was granted a 90-day extension by the US government, allowing US companies to do business with the Chinese telecom’s giant in the next months.
In a statement by US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, the extension “will allow carriers to continue to service customers in some of the most remote areas of the United States who would otherwise be left in the dark.” The first extension was granted last August.
Early this year, US government officials placed Huawei on its entity list which resulted in a trade blacklist that barred the company from doing business with American companies such as Google, Intel, etc.
Because of the blacklist, new Huawei smartphones will arrive without Google Mobile Services, with the first victim being the Huawei Mate 30 Pro.
Despite the extension, Huawei still says Washington has treated them unfairly and continue to assert that they are not a threat to US security.