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Technology Huawei wants to license its 5G tech to US telecoms

11:06  20 october  2019
11:06  20 october  2019 Source:   engadget.com

US will grant Huawei trade exceptions 'very shortly'

  US will grant Huawei trade exceptions 'very shortly' The Commerce Department's de facto blacklisting of Huawei might loosen slightly in the near future. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told Bloomberg in an interview that licenses allowing US companies to deal with Huawei would arrive "very shortly." There have been 260 requests, or "more than we would've thought," but Ross cautioned against assuming that the US government would rubber stamp them. Companies should assume they won't get a license,Ross didn't give hints as to which firms had applied for licenses. However, the trade ban has conspicuously affected Google more than some companies.

Huawei is banned from selling its 5 G technology in the US , but that isn't stopping it from trying an end run around that hurdle. Senior VP Vincent Pang told Reuters that Huawei is in early discussions to license its 5 G tech to American companies.

Blacklisted Chinese telecoms equipment giant Huawei is in early-stage talks with some U . S . telecoms companies about licensing its 5 G network technology to them, a "There are some companies talking to us , but it would take a long journey to really finalise everything," Pang explained on a visit to

Huawei is banned from selling its 5G technology in the US, but that isn't stopping it from trying an end run around that hurdle. Senior VP Vincent Pang told Reuters that Huawei is in early discussions to license its 5G tech to American companies. The talks are a couple of weeks old, but the unnamed firms have "shown interest" in both long-term deals and one-time transfers. Pang wouldn't predict if Huawei would land a deal, although he noted that any single-shot transfer would be expensive to maintain and develop.

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Company founder Ren Zhengei floated the possibility of these deals in September, but it wasn't clear at the time whether anyone would be receptive.

Huawei's founder is ready to share company's 5G tech to Western buyer

Huawei's founder is ready to share company's 5G tech to Western buyer Ren Zhengfei told The Economist he wants to create a rival and satisfy countries' security concerns.

The latest bid by Chinese kit vendor Huawei to adapt to US sanctions could involve licensing its 5 G technology to whoever is willing to pay. “For a one-time fee, a transaction would give the buyer perpetual access to Huawei ’s existing 5 G patents, licences , code, technical blueprints and

Company executive confirms Huawei is in early-stage talks with several U . S . telecoms companies about licensing its 5 G tech . There are some companies talking to us , but it would take a long journey to really finalize everything. They have shown interest — Vincent Pang.

However, that's not really the core problem. Huawei still sits on the US Commerce Department's Entity List, preventing it from doing business with US companies without explicit permission. A license or transfer deal could easily be considered a similar violation, even if no physical goods change hands. Politicians have been suspicious of Huawei and the possibility that it might slip Chinese government surveillance software into equipment, and it might not matter whose equipment that is.

It's not hard to see why companies might warm up to the idea of a license. Current 5G networks are, outside of Huawei, dominated by Ericsson and Nokia. This would let American companies leap into 5G and offer more competition, even if they're technically 'borrowing' from Huawei.

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More than 130 U.S. companies have reportedly applied to sell to Huawei, but the Commerce Department has approved none of them.
Trump said in July that some U.S. suppliers would be allowed to sell to Huawei while it remains blacklisted, but so far no vendors have been allowed to do so. Reuters reports that more than 130 applications have been submitted by companies that want to do business with Huawei, but the U.S. Commerce Department has not approved any of them yet. Huawei has served as a bargaining chip in the U.S.-China trade war, which escalated again last week when Trump said he would adds tariffs to $550 billion worth of Chinese imports, after China said it would impose duties of $75 billions on U.S. goods. Trump’s mixed signals during this weekend’s G7 summit also created confusion on Wall Street.

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