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US reinforces restrictions on Huawei’s access to chips and other tech

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The United States government has announced that it plans to reinforce its restrictions on the Chinese tech giant, Huawei. The move is to further prevent the manufacturer from gaining access to available chipsets and thus crippling its business even more.

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Reuters reported earlier today that the US Commerce Department wants to prevent Huawei from purchasing chipsets using third parties which they have been doing. With the new rule, the use of American software or fabrication technology is banned and will require a license said Wilbur Ross, the Commerce Secretary.

We don’t want their equipment in the United States because they spy on us – Donald Trump, President of the United States

Huawei has denied that it spies for the Chinese government but it appears its words have fallen on deaf ears.

The new rule will make it even harder for Huawei to continue its operations. Mike Pompeo, the US Secretary of State said in a tweet that the US government has “dealt a direct blow to Huawei and the Chinese Communist Party by further limiting Huawei’s ability to acquire U.S. technology and compromise the integrity of the world’s networks and Americans’ private information.”

About a month ago, the UK government announced that Huawei was banned from the UK’s 5G networks

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. They also issued a ban on the purchase of Huawei equipment which will take effect on January 1, 2021. Carriers that have already set up 5G networks using Huawei technology have been given until 2027 to have them removed.
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