The US government has given a new 90-day extension to Huawei to do business with US companies. It is for the second time that the Chinese giant has got an extension. Earlier they had got a 90 days extension in August 2019.
Huawei was added to an economic blacklist in May this year by Trump Administration because they felt Huawei was engaged in activities contrary to US national security or foreign policy interests. As per a report by Reuters US Government has initially planned a short-term two-week extension but instead had to issue second 90-day extension due to bureaucratic hurdles.
Huawei said in a statement that the ban had caused more harm to the US than Huawei. In context to India, the US had earlier requested India to opt against purchasing 5G telecom equipment from Huawei for security concerns. In a letter sent to the Indian Department of Commerce, US’ Department of Commerce urged advised that it look into the issues revolving around security before the deployment of 5G equipment.
As far the operators in India are concerned, none of the leading telcos – Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea or Jio, has passed any statement related to using Huawei equipment in their 5G rollout. as and when it happens Though some trails are going on. If Huawei fails to secure support from the Indian Government and telcos 5G equipment from Nokia, Ericsson and Samsung will be used to roll out 5G in India.